SEW * CRAFT * DESIGN * INSPIRE * LEARN
I have been super busy y'all. I managed to get all my Easter sewing completed. But dig this.... A so-called friend.... who up to this point has never really valued my ability to sew decided that I could make her a few outfits. 3 exactly. And these “outfits” are not dresses or something small like that. They are suits of clothes involving a jacket, top and pants. S1167. She fell in love with Mimi's website and thinks that this is easy for me to just whip up 9 garments on 2 weeks. Nevermind I have a non-sewing full time job!
She bought the pattern (at full price), the notions and some really cheap and flammable polyester and has given me 2 weeks to make 9 garments. I gave it back to her. There is no way that a person who is addicted to RTW going to be satisfied with what she gave me to work with. And I will be the blame for it. Not that nasty thick polyester that will cause her to sweat and smell like a fat girl in the already 80*+ weather we are having. And that that nasty fabric will coat my rotary cutter and gum up my machine... Since she couldn't return anything that she bought, she returned to my home with a different take on it.... and 4 pairs of pants she wants hemmed... By next week. I've done some work for her college aged daughter and I never charge her anything. I guess she is expecting the same treatment. B.U.T.... she has a job! This is why I won't sew for family or close friends, just strangers and of course Precise. But this chick is a dear friend so.... I just hope our friendship survives.
Another “friend” asked me to crochet her a sweater dress for a doll. Ok. I charged her $15 to make it and she had to supply they yarn which I gave back. Now was the doll for her child? No. it was for a doll that she was selling. She thought I charged her too much. She paid it but for her next job, she hired someone else. Guess what? They charged her twice as much as I did. She only told me because she was mad. I had nothing.
I'm going to make this short, but I'm asking that you please help me support a Sew Much Talent sewing buddy and her ASG ( American Sewing Guild) team earn money to help them buy supplies for their charity projects. NO JOKE!
JoAnn Ely tells it best, READ ON...
"Our local chapter of the American Sewing Guild spends all their budget on community sewing. In the past we have provided over 800 handmade quilts for return veterans and continue to make clothes for all levels of need in the community, from baby clothes to school clothes for children who would not have decent clothes to enter school. During the year we also make pillowcases filled with necessities for homeless teens and forgotten seniors along with making visits to senior homes to do small repairs and alterations on their clothes for free. So when we were given the chance to earn some money to buy more basic supplies such as batting and thread for the future projects, the gals made this video. The national ASG is sponsoring this contests and every complete viewing is recorded and if we receive the most by June, we will win. The viewings can only be counted once in 24 hours so we have to remember to click on the YouTube link each day for it to count. Thank you so much for any help in this endeavor:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBaIl4uRTac "
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