Things I've Learned About Sewing In The Past 3 Years, by meriko borogove.
1. Ironing matters. A lot.
2. Pinning matters. A lot.
3. Especially when working with treacherous stretchy old tshirt material.
4. Having big work spaces helps.
5. I'm much happier about the ironing and pinning and such if I think of it as mise en place, instead of that fiddly stuff that's preventing me from getting to the part where I get to DO SOMETHING. So yeah. Mise en place.
I can so clearly see the difference between the tshirts I pieced together a few years ago (pre-kimono, sans ironing and pinning) and the ones I did today. I think I'll leave them that way. The quilt will not only tell the story of Russell's puppy fandom, it will chronicle my sewing lessons.Posted by shock at November 14, 2004 12:22 PM