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New Beginnings

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start a sewing blog. I may be almost two months too late, but here I am nonetheless. It’s not my first foray into the world of blogging – I’ve had a Livejournal for the past 13 years (yes, people still use Livejournal), and I used to have a crocheting/other crafts blog too, until I took it down out of embarrassment. I know everyone has to start somewhere, but I don’t need the evidence of my frankly crappy beginnings out there for all to see šŸ˜›

I’ve been sewing for three or so years now. I started off by borrowing my MIL’s sewing machine and making what were quite possibly the worst Christmas presents for my family (kudos to them for gracefully accepting them). After that, I bought my own cheap machine and my first Big 4 sewing pattern, and promptly made a skirt that was at least two sizes too small. That was the day I discovered that clothing sizes count for nothing in the sewing world, and measurements are where it’s at.

A string of ever-so-slightly-less-terrible garments, an international move, a new sewing machine and a growing fabric and pattern stash later, here I am. I was hesitant to make this blog, because there are so many amazingly talented seamstresses out there, showing off their incredible creations and being all witty and charming, that I felt like there was no space for me. But, there’s no harm in trying. And though he tries, my husband can only hear me talk about princess seams and darts and collars so much before he starts to look for an escape. I want to share my sewing successes (and my failures, because we all need a good laugh) with like-minded people.

So, here I am. Cheers!

PS: I’m terribly sorry for the craptastic webpage experiencing I’m giving you at the moment. I’m new to Blogger, and if I waited until it was perfect, I’d never get around to posting anything. It will get better, I promise!

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