I apologise for the radio silence. This has been due to two things; I have been very busy Craftsy-ing and have signed up for several more classes – drinking in all the help I can get, also for a few days I have had another post all drafted and just waiting for my BH [better half] to take some photos of me actually wearing the outfits I have completed that haven’t yet been blogged about, but life has entered a bit of a conspiracy on that second one but hopefully I will have something to show soon, hence the title of this post.
I have to admit to going a bit overboard with signing up for yet more classes, but these are all so good. I have the excellent Pam Howard on Modern Jacket Techniques and Jacket Fitting Techniques[two separate classes]. I have another brilliant Janet Pray on [would you believe?] The Motor City Express Jacket, which is a biker jacket complete with 7 zips! Now there is going outside your comfort zone. But I can’t wait to get the pattern [which comes with the course and is sent from the US] and get started. Of course, I will need more fabric – that goes without saying, but meanwhile I am trying to make some sort of order with the fabric
mountain stash I already own. Lastly, but by no means leastly on the sewing front, I have Kenneth D. King’s Pocket Construction class which is so clearly and superbly given.
These four classes will give continuing excellent guidance for all sorts of sewing skills and applications, not just for jackets and pockets. They give you an insight to the excellent standards that professionals adhere to. Sewing can be a bit like driving, the longer at it probably the more bad habits you acquire. These Craftsy courses for me are a bit like an Advance Driving course.
As if all that wasn’t enough, Craftsy had a 50% sale! So I also bought a Beyond the Basics [weaving] OK-ish but nothing really that new to me, but enjoyable, also ‘The Weekend Duffle Bag’ which looks fun to make. So there you have it, the Confessions of a Craftsyholic. Still sewing behind the scenes!