I was so excited for my first day of sewing class. My plan was to get up early, have a nice big breakfast and a big ole cup of coffee, get all done up all cute, and have Gary take a picture so I could post me off to school!
You know what they say: If you want to make God laugh, make a plan.
I didn't fall asleep until like 12 last night, which is actually pretty typical for me lately. But then I woke up at 3am, feeling sicker than anything. I don't know if this has to do with getting older or the strains of the cold or flu virus changing, but lately when I'm sick I get the body aches bad. I think I've had them for a few days, but was confusing them with gym soreness.
After waking up sick as a dog at 3am, I tossed and turned in bed until about 4. At this point I felt bad for Gary, so I got up, switched to the couch, and watched Secret Life of the American Teenager (I'm so pissed at Madison by the way! Ugh!)
I went back to bed, and slept from about 6:00 to 7:00. So when I got up to go to class I was functioning on 4 hours of sleep and feeling very achey. No fun! I debated going to class, but finally decided to go. Side note: My dad always says you can tell how sick I am by how I'm dressed. I looked at myself in the bathroom mirror at school and thought "This soooo does not look like me." Whatever.
But I am soooo happy that I pulled myself out of bed and went to class! It turns out that I had the days wrong, today was Intermediate Sewing, not my coat class. I figured this out at about 5am, not when I walked in to the classroom, which would've been awkward. I didn't bring anything, which was a good call because all we really did was introduce ourselves and then watched a movie about textiles.
Speaking of textiles, wow, I really know a lot. The teacher was asking questions and I knew pretty much everything. She also asked where people buy fabric and when I said I buy online she said that you can only do that if you know your textiles. But I think I've made it pretty clear that I know my textiles. Then I got to wondering how I know this. I know my fibers from knitting and from reading knitting magazines. As for actual fabrics, I think I seriously just touch like every fabric in the fabric store and then read what it is. I also read a lot online, so when I buy a new fabric online I have a good idea of what it is before it comes.
I also got the impression that I am an advanced intermediate. The syllabus has us doing things like working with knits, making buttonholes, and installing zippers. I've done all that, no problem. But some things I don't really know or want more help on. She's going to teach us fitting using the Fit for Real People book (which I bought like a month ago and LOVE!) I think it'll be helpful to have other people around when using that method, especially since I have such a hard time fitting my back and it's hard for me to see my own back! So even though I think I'm on the more advanced end of the class, I still think it will be worthwhile to take. And again, I'm glad I got out of bed. Now off for a nap!