Recently, daughter needed and interview outfit. ( oh joy, the kids are growing up) We found a lovely jacket, blouse and skirt that really reflected her. One slight problem, the waist of the skirt was way too big. She has an hour glass figure with a tiny waist.
Before purchasing the skirt, I checked it over carefully and determined that I could take it in. It's a good thing I had paid attention in home economics and in the various sewing classes I had taken. Even with my extensive sewing background, I did have a moments hesitation when I had to cut the fabric to enable pressing open a new seam. we bought the clothing at H&M and I was impressed with the quality of the manufacturing. The techniques used were superb.
You might be wondering why I am sharing this on my blog. I've talked before about playing and practicing your craft, well now I am telling you to learn the skills. I have often seen and helped people who are making an item and the instant they run into a challenge, they cry out for help. They would hand me the troublesome item and ask me to fix it. Instead of watching over my shoulder and learning how to correct what went wrong, they would walk away and do something else. Some fixes are easy, such as a twisted stitch in knitting, and others are complex, but they are all fixable if you have the skills.
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