So September is National Sewing Month, and I am starting off very poorly! I have had such a hard time finding little moments to get my sewing in lately! I have lots of projects in my head with lots of deadlines. Millie’s birthday dress, which NEEDS to be done before Sunday, I really wanted to participate in the Project Run and Play sew along, which the first project is also due at the end of this week, I haven/t even started that!.. Also Quinn is popping teeth out and drooling everywhere (a reason I haven’t been able to sew) and I really wanted to make some bibs so he doesn’t have a soaking wet shirt at all times..
But I read a few neat facts about sewing this morning..
Real practical sewing machines have only been around since around 1850.
Native Americans used porcupine quills to hand sew
Did you know that the term “the whole nine yards” had to do with sewing? Apparently it used to take 9 yards to make a whole fancy 3 piece suit for a man in the early 1900’s!
Also did you know that 51% of sewists own 3 or more sewing machines?? At first I laughed like, “whoa that is crazy!” But then I realized that I actually own 3 myself, LOL! I actively use 2 (my Pfaff and my Juki Serger) and I have my old Janome just sitting there waiting for me to sell it (anyone interested?) !
Hopefully this week I’ll manage some time to complete my projects! I’m halfway done with Millie’s dress, which is my top priority. I also need to make a quick Joanne’s trip to buy some fabric for the PR&P dress.. I’m pretty sure I know what I want to make..
I hope everyone is having a great Labor day weekend and having a better time than I am at getting some crafty time in!