Here's how my moulage first attempt went:
Impressive right? This is not a reflection of the instructor who is teaching the class. It does show how important it is to follow instructions step by step according to your teacher when doing the first of any new project.
- Forget what other skills you have used in the past.
- Forget what other experts have told you.
- Forget the shortcuts you know. There REALLY is a good reason to do DARTS her way. There may REALLY be a DIFFERENT way to mark sewing lines plus a more PRACTICAL seam line for adjustments later on.
I threw that wisdom out the window as I embarked on a fashion sewing adventure:
I destroyed the first pattern by not paying attention to my teacher's instructions which was to appliqué in the darts that I had cut out (that's a story in itself - I will skip that here).
My Rowenta Professional iron quit in total disgust and it put me in time out. I am smiling while typing the words "time out". My dear friend, Carol, saw the photo and innocently asked if I gave the iron time out? No, it gave me time out. Clearly, I needed to be humbled and be more compliant with the sewing universe.
Tips for the Seamstress, Embroiderer and Crafter when your project goes astray:
- Laugh when everything feels out of sync including your mind!
- Stop what you are doing and take a break to do something else.
This is my something else: I am laughing at myself while posting to the blog and perhaps this will save you from making a mess of a new project. If you need help with using sewing feet be sure to check out my videos at YouTube/cookiesews
I am officially back to posting... however, now I am going back to the sewing studio with a second pattern to be drafted according to the instructions by my teacher!