This week has been amazing!
Last Thursday I released my promotional video into the wild, and launched this site for Modern Seamstress. In 3 days the video had over 800 likes, and one week in we’re up to 1400 views.
On Monday Sewing 101 met again and we began our test garments. A “muslin,” as seamstresses call it, is a test garment made out of an inexpensive cotton fabric (also called muslin). It’s always a good rule of thumb to test the fit of a new pattern before you cut into your garment fabric in case you need to make any fitting adjustments.
On Tuesday I attended an amazing event for local creatives called Tuesdays Together. Tuesdays Together meet-ups are gatherings for small business owners who have a desire to share their knowledge, learn from their peers and grow together. I had so much fun chatting with other creatives and working through January’s topic, “Reset.” I found so much of the information helpful and can’t wait to partner with other creative entrepreneurs.
Wednesday was a big day: I launched all 6 of my sewing courses for February via social media and I’m so excited about all of them. I’ve added Sewing Knits, Machine Basics, Sewing for Children as well as a Friday Ladies Night where we’ll make a cute leather envelope clutch.
I’ve made a few changes based on this month alone. For February, Sewing 101 students will be making the Zinnia skirt from Colette Patterns rather than a shift dress. I also added a Machine Basics course which includes a new sewing machine so that novices can learn all about their machine prior to sewing a garment.
That leads us to today. Sewing 101 beginner kit supplies arrived, as well as a tripod for my iPhone. I’ve really neglected technology for a long time so it’s been fun to find things that make my work more efficient.
I’ll leave you with some inspiration. One of the snippets from the Tuesdays Together literature talked about the “why” behind your goals – internal motivation if you will. Why, at the core of your being, are you pursuing your passion? Why is each goal on your to-do list? From what place inside you did it originate? I’ve been thinking about this concept since Tuesday and I keep coming back to wanting to inspire and empower women to love their bodies and love dressing their bodies. Simple.