Thursday, May 3, 2012

Being a Seamstress is...

  • Taking over your parents' garage to store your fabric.
  • Taking over half of the family room as a sewing area.
  • Buying cool patterns when they go on sale even though you never use patterns.
  • Learning how to be really, really good with an iron.
  • Owning two irons - a regular one and a mini one.
  • Having your mom bring you back fabric as a souvenir.
  • Not letting anyone you know throw away curtains because they're the best sources of awesome cheap fabric.
  • Organizing your thread by color and type.
  • Spending more time analyzing the costumes in movies than the dialogue.
  • Asking for a dress form for Christmas.
  • Daydreaming not about boys, but about awesome new sewing projects.
  • Actually dreaming, not about boys, but about awesome new sewing projects.
  • Maxing out your credit card on fabric, rather than make-up.
  • Measuring the economy by how fabric prices fluctuate. 
  • Winning games like Scrabble and Scattergories because you know obscure clothing words.
  • Finding mysterious bags on your front step full of fabric because everyone knows you'll give all sewing stuff a good home.
  • Going garage-saleing so that you can snap up bargains when people give up sewing and sell their stock. 
  • Regret wasting even the smallest bit of fabric because IT'S FABRIC!
  • Having your friends send you links for every cool costume and sewing reference they find and say "Look! It's you!"
  • Play "Who am I?" at your birthday party and your friends tag you as Edna Moe from "The Incredibles."
  • When distracted by a superhero costume, it's usually because it's physically impossible, not just because it's immodest. 
  • Being unable to fall asleep because you didn't hem the organza properly. 
  • Wishing we still had old fashioned quilting parties because getting together with other girls to sew sounds like the best thing ever. 
 

2 comments:

  1. Woah...it's like your living in my head! I'm pretty sure all of those things are true for me! =)

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  2. Ditto.
    About the wasting fabric- Like tiny hems, and all that? Don't. Bag it up, it makes good stuffing for big things, like bean bags and Padded seats for your sewing chair.

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