RMIT runs 10 week classes in sewing, and i thought it about time i actually knew how to DO that thing I like to do. I mean, I make clothes, but it’s mostly borne of guesswork, and making patterns from existing items of clothes. Did anyone say, run before you can walk? My first clothing item I made (about a year and a half ago, with no sewing experience) was a hoody. But I’ve had enough of biting off more than I can chew. So i’m off, learning the practicalities, and after three classes, I have all the pieces of a skirt.
First class discussed important measurements and then measured ourselves (always a joy, measuring the thigh circumference of someone you’ve just met). Next class, replete with sewing patterns, we remeasured and resized to make the ridiculous, inaccurate pattern sizes into something we could wear. Alas, class number 3 went on without me, but in class four, i cut out my pieces, learnt to tack and to mark dart points and (theoretically, practice time comes next week) to sew a zip. OH MY GOD I’m going to know how to sew a zip.
Anyway, few photos have been taken thus far. But you can have one of my sewing kit, coz I loves it. If i can work out how to include it. which i don’t think i can.
Did I done it? Yer, I did do it. Lordy, I’m so good at this game.