I found a website called www.sewgeeky.com, which I loved. My favourite bit was a section of confessions. (It was a LONG section!) People posted their confessions of using fusible web instead of sewing hems, pinning their children into their clothes, buying more fabric than they will ever use, cutting things out the wrong way, and on and on and on. I think it’d be fun to hear some of the Threads Readers confessions! Personally I have such a long list, I hardly know where to start, but the most recent was the zip I was sewing into a yoked dress for my 2 year old daughter. I had just finished a satin and organza wedding dress with beaded detail, and thought that now I could relax a bit. Bad move – I lined up the zip (to measure the slit needed) with the yoke line, not the neckline, and ended up with a beautifully sewn in zip and a big hole. I covered the hole with sporty trim, which leads to my mantra for sewing – There are no sewing mistakes, only opportunities for design details.
If anyone else has a yen to confess their sewing sins, I know you’ll feel better afterwards, and so will all those of us who say immediately “Thank goodness I’m not the only one who’s done that!”