Friday, July 3, 2009

Yesterday, I needed to sew and finish three tops to be photographed for my website Flickr Gallery. I got a late start and was concerned that I would not be able to get them done in time to get them uploaded before we had scheduled the e mail to be sent.

I was glad that I was working in a clean and organized studio, due to the fact that I had a sewing class last week and have another scheduled for next Thursday. I at least had that going for me-usually I can't see the table top, and that kind of clutter slows me down.

Anyway, I trimmed my patterns with my brand new scissors, choose the fabrics and started cutting! In the meantime, I heated up my gravity feed iron that was already filled with water, saw that both the serger and sewing machine had the proper color thread, and remembered that I had just put in new needles and oiled both machines! Great!

After all the pieces were cut out I sat down and got started sewing. I was in a hurry and had no time to waste! I soon realized that even though I designed and wrote the sewing directions for the tops, I had already made a sewing mistake! Good grief, I didn't have time for this! So, after I pulled out the stitches (grrrr!!!!) I decided that I had better read my own instructions! Good idea!

After that, the tops went together very well, and I enjoyed working with the fabrics. It was fun! I finished in record time, photographed and uploaded them with time to spare! Whew!

After the e mail was sent and I could breath again, I thought about how well the day went. I realized that it was due all the things I have mentioned. I had room to work, was not frustrated trying to find things, I didn't have to fool around with my equipment, and after I read the sewing instructions even the garment construction was easy.

So, was it was one of those days when the planets were aligned perfectly, or did I actually make that happen? All I know is that I will try to keep the sewing studio clean, read instructions before sitting at the sewing machine and remember to have fun!


  1. Lee Trevino says "the more I practice, the luckier I am." Sounds like something similar ("the tidier I keep my sewing area, and the better prepared I am before I sit down at the machine, the easier the garment construction") is also true. Can't wait to see the new photos in the Flickr Gallery!

  2. Congratulations on such a great sewing day! I agree that we (usually) make our own luck - and you did!

  3. Hi Christine! You are the best! I hope your morning gets better. I gave you a shout out in my blog last night. Check out what I need with the red pencil skirt. I will give you all the credit for your skirt in my next blog. You rock!