Thursday, August 12, 2010
Project One: Sew 10 Items in 100 days
Project one is knocked out. And this was a double whammy too because this dress was successfully my first knit item to sew, EVER! I also designed this dress too. (Look out Project Runway!) I used a dress that I had as a guide and drew out a pattern directly on to some muslin. I fitted it to my dress form and kept in mind that this would stretch. Then last night I was figuring out the correct tensions for my serger and I forgot to put the cutting knife back up (first a serger makes those awesome overlocked seams on your t-shirt... go ahead and turn your shirt inside out... yeah that. Secondly, it also has a knife that trims away the extra fabric for you.) So the serger got jammed and I broke BOTH of my needles. This was after I had to rethread the serger which is a pain in the butt. However, I was proud of myself. I didn't get mad or angry at myself. I didn't feel like a failure. It was an easy mistake to make and I wasn't about to let myself feel bad. So, I decided to stop for the night.
This morning I woke up at 6:30, just took the rounded needle out of my regular sewing machine and put it on the serger, and finished it up before my interview at 10:00 am. I LOVE IT! I love how it can look casual or dressy.
Speaking of interviews. I have had a lot in the past few days. I had one on Monday, two yesterday and then two today. The one on Monday was a job at a salon and it would be incredible. You know when you just connect with people. That's kind of what happened. I feel like I just connected so well with them! Then yesterday, my first interview was pretty awful. I am incredibly friendly and bubbly and perky during job interviews, but this dude who interviewed me was a downer. I walked out of there and kind of just wanted to cry! Needless to say, I doubt I will be a dance instructor. Then I had another interview that went REALLY well, and they called me back for a second interview, which I am going to today. Then I had an interview with a job placement agency this morning for a job they contacted me about to do some contract stuff.
Overall, I have been really busy! I am hoping a job will happen soon. And I'm sure it will. I have definitely applied for a lot of positions all over town.
Okay so my next sewing projects... black half circle wrap skirt (yes!), then a pair of black trousers (with an elastic waist... so easy), and then order some swatches for the Cynthia Rowley dress. I am excited!