Today I met at Joanne’s mother’s house to begin working on sewing techniques. I worked with an upper-basic sewing machine and a serger. I learned how to use the basic machine to create single, triple, and zig-zag stitches on testing fabric sheets (while experimenting with decorative designs that will not be used in the project such as hearts and flowers.) I learned how to serge the ends of a piece of fabric as well.
Learning these basic skills will be useful for completing my project because I will be using these stitches to put together my costume. I will be learning more about them than I did today over time to improve my skills to a point where I can put my costume together with confidence in my skills to a certain extent. Joanne has informed me that I do not need to use the decorative and complicated stitches with the sewing machine, which puts my mind at ease. It’s also good that I learned these basics because I will be able to use these skills more often than just for this costume.