I just got back from Joann's, and I had a moment. Let's review some back story.
I bought a shirt like this from Old Navy
before school started this year, and I wear it a lot. Mine was 3/4 sleeves, but similar. The recovery on the knit is really bad. By the end of the day it is all stretched out and looks really bad. On my Sewing With Knits class from Craftsy
, I found out that having a little Spandex/Lycra in your knits will really help with keeping your shirt the same size all day. One of my projects in the class is a T-shirt, so I thought, "Perfect, I'll make a new cute red T that stays good looking all day."
Fast forward to me at the cutting table with my new and improved jersey knit with 5% spandex in bright red. I hand it over to my lady who I have gotten friendly with over the last couple of years. She asked what I was making this time, so I told her a T-shirt. The older lady behind me butts in at this point and says, "Honey, that is a knit fabric, and those are very stretchy. So it's going to be hard for you to sew. You can buy a T-shirt and not have to do that," and gave me a pitying smile with nose wrinkle.
Before I could get my neck rolling and my finger up with a, "Excuse me? Do you know who I am? I am staciethinksshecan.com, clown! I know you did not just say that to me...." The lady at the cutting table said nicely to me, "Are you going to use your serger on this?" and I answered with a stunned, "Yes."
The lady behind me said, "Oh, I didn't realize you had sewn before."
What the heck? What is it about me that she assumed I couldn't sew? Was it my age? I admit I usually like the cutting table. It is usually full of good advice like warnings that a particular fabric frays easily or something will be on sale next week or a good idea on something to try. All I can say is what the heck, and walk away rocking my yoga pants
even harder than usual.