Last night I started digging around in my patten archives again. I am so taken in by these patterns of the 1930's. You may copy them if you wish, and use them. The attention to detail is beyond words, but yet simple and one page! I love them all!
I have this real problem with patterns you see. I cannot follow a pattern for the life of me! I have tried so many times, but each time it turns into a pattern disaster. I realize too they're not difficult to follow for most, but I believe when I try to read the pattern directions they suddenly become a over-sized page of mumbo jumbo to me.
Tomorrow I've invited sewing expert/friend, Sharon over to help teach me, and decipher a pattern I'm wanting to start working on. Oh Sharon, you will never know how much it means to me!
When my friend Gayle was alive, she was my expert seamstress/pattern instructor/sewing elf. She could sew anything, and I mean anything. We would set at the sewing machine for hours, and she would teach me little sewing techniques that utterly amazed me!
All of the sewing I do for Bittersweet is done by making my own patterns. Now for some reason I have know problem doing that. Don't figure!
It's so funny! I remember when I took home economics class in high school some ***years ago, and let's just say, sewing was not my favorite projects. Today, I love to sew! Again, don't figure! I wish I would have paid more attention back then, I might have learned something.
I enjoyed Art, and woodworking. I made two coffee tables! Walnut I believe, and not to bad, if I say so myself!
Sewing...who needs it? I do! I do!
Setting down to a sewing machine offers spa like benefits for me. The entire sewing project is planned, and meticulous attention to detail is a must. Every little stitch the same from the last, although more mighty in numbers! Each step brings you closer to your finished work of art, and when completed, ah, a sigh of divine accomplishment!
The vintage patterns are a reminder of all that and more!
Sewing... It's magical!
Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than none)