WHAT ARE WE LEARNING SO FAR?
Sewing seems simple, doesn’t it, they say if you can sew a straight line that you can sew anything, good thing for rotary cutters & rulers, right? lol! I came across this sewing book at an Antique mall, thinking it’d be so cute on display in the sewing room
there’s a chapter on sewing terms which made me laugh as I recalled when I first seen terms like TNT, OOP & Muslin pop up
TNT PATTERNS: this popped up a lot & I gotta tell ya, I thought what is a TNT pattern, humm we have a cable channel with those letters lol! & yes I goggled it! lol! tried & true patterns, one you love to use over & over again, a duh! moment lol!
OOP PATTERNS : I pretty much figured this one out after looked up a a pattern & it said not available OOP, there was those letters again , humm not available OOP gotta mean out of print, yea I goggled to confirm my findings lol!
don’t you just love the vintage pictures?
can you think of any duh! moments aww come on now I know I'm not the only one lol!my favorite duh! moment was when I seen where a lot were saying they made a muslin of their pattern, hummm now I knew that I knew what muslin was, I use it all the time for my dolls
my first thought was welll I could make something outta the muslin & it wouldn’t be a total loss cause I could still cut it up & make dolls with it, I KIDYOU NOT!lol !lol! then I seen pictures starting to be posted, with words like ,this is my muslin, humm looks like fabric to me I thought
but before I have that duh moment I watch for more post & there it was again muslin”ok so they are not using muslin as I know it! lol! yea I have since learned that “make a muslin first” means the use of an old sheet, a cheaper fabric before cutting up really expensive fabric
speaking of fabric,
let me set the scene for you, I’m in JoAnn’s, a friend knows I went there, the friend calls & ask me to look around to see if they have sorbet on sale , now I will admit I’d never heard this as a fabric term but seeing's I was in a fabric shop common sense said it has to be some type of fabric , Helen do you know what sorbet is? I am busting lol! as I say of course I know what sorbet is I use it for punch all the time! lol!finally I have to admit I don’t know what that is lol
after I maintain myself as if that wasn’t enough for fabric lessons she then proceeds to ask about the sateen & adds & no I’m not saying satin! there is a difference, we still laugh about the sorbet & the sateen!yes there’s way more to sewing than just straight lines lol!