Yesterday was a day devoted to sewing. Nine to five sewing. Not so unusual in our world, right?
Ah, but it was unusual for me. This was a day devoted to sewing something I had never, ever attempted to sew before.
The truth was I was a bit intimidated by something that appeared to be difficult to sew.
The first first
What did I sew you ask? Why, a simple little bra.
Those of you that have sewn these before are now falling over with laughter because you know how easy they are to construct. Those of you that have yet to construct one, rest assured, they are so much easier to make than you might think.
Sewing a bra was my first first.
The second first
Not only did I sew my first bra, I spent the day sewing bras with 20 other women. I had never, ever spent a day sewing with one other person let alone an entire room!
Sewing with others was my second first.
The third first
The workshop took place at the Textile Center. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I live so close to this wonderful facility and have never, ever stepped foot inside. I avoided visiting it because I was unfamiliar with that part of Minneapolis and with no dedicated parking lot I was unsure where to park. Parking still sucks but at least I now know some options.
Visiting the Textile Center was my third first.
The fourth first
With 20 other sewers filling the room it was pretty easy to find common ground. I really think overall sewers are an incredibly friendly group of people. But you all know that already don't you?
I shared a lot of laughs with the four ladies I sat next to. I think it's impossible not to when you're all sewing bras together. And the instructors are flashing ... well, more on that when I write about the workshop.
Guess what? I now have some local sewing buddies! Yes! Did you read that? Local. Sewing. Buddies.
And we're going to plan a day to make duct tape dummies together! Yes! Super excited here.
Finding local sewing buddies to make a duct tape dummy was my fourth first.
The bra-sewing workshop was put on my our local American Sewing Guild. While it cost a bit of money I'm thankful I was able to find the finances to attend. I'm still digesting all the information I learned and will share more about the workshop in a few days.
It was indeed an uplifting day...in many ways.