What is there to know about Lucy’s Sewing Lab?
This blog will take you from the beginning of my sewing life as a child, the abrupt halt as my own children entered my life, to the current sewing adventure. I will help you through the process of buying your first machine, your next machine, deciding on fabrics, patterns, and inspiration. I have messed up a lot! My seam ripper is my best friend and will be yours as well. But, experience cannot be removed by a seam ripper. Experience can be shared with others to prevent similar mistakes.
I started sewing, well trying to sew, when I was too young to read. My grandmother sewed all my clothes, mostly with me right next to her. So, while playing in her button drawer, I became curious about her hobby. First came the plastic sewing machine that really only glued. FLOP! Bad Christmas! Somewhere along the way, I grew up and actually took a sewing class in school. Then came the ultimatum….”get a job or sew your own clothes!”
Naturally, I Princessed OUT! I’ll not work for money….especially when I can make stuff instead. I spent a few years making my clothes before I got a paying job. One that pays money not just clothing. At that point I was too social to sew. I shopped…and BOUGHT…and shopped some more. Had children…another reason to shop! Children grow up and move out.
This brought me back to sewing. Actually it began before I had a working sewing machine. With my engagement and the ever daunting wedding dress shopping sewing/diy came as a solution. I found my dream dress, online and expensive! But, I have a sewing and fashion background. So I looked at the dress as pieces of a puzzle.
Through this process, I deconstructed the dress in my mind and reconstructed it over weeks and months. In the end, I had a wedding dress unique to me and everyone else. But, this also posed another problem. How can I continue this creativity? I MUST BUY A sewing machine! The machine lead to a studio, a bigger studio, another machine, lots of fabric, hand-made gifts (people love), and clothing no one else has! I hope you enjoy this hobby as much as I enjoy sharing my experiences with you!What problem does my blog solve for my readers, or what will someone gain from reading it?