I started reading sewing blogs a good while before I began sewing. My mind was blown by the excellence I saw online. Someone made that jacket? For real?! But I’ll be honest – half the time I had no idea what people were writing about. Thread tracing? Muslins? FBA*s? TNT**s? What the…?! It can be intimidating.
I’m probably guilty of the same thing myself, assuming readers know what I’m talking about. My blog posts range from chatty and light-hearted to pretty in-depth when I’m getting down and dirty with a specific technique or step. Sometimes I need to shake myself and remember that not all my readers will have a flip what I’m going on about. They might be inspired, though, and want to understand more. It would be wrong of me not to help out.
So, help me help you. Are you choosing your first sewing project this very day? Should my writing work harder to help? Is there something really obvious that I’m missing because I’m too close?
Alternatively, are you an old hand who still remembers the early days? What did you want to know and were too scared to ask?
We’re all in this together, people!
* Full Bust Adjustment. Don’t worry, it took me about 2.5 years of sewing to realise I needed to do this.
** Tried And Tested. This refers to a pattern you keep going back to because it works so well for you.