I am kind of feeling lost and confused at the moment. You see in a class of 15 women i am the only beginner. The rest have all been there for at least a month or more. It must be very hard to manage us all at different levels.
So last Saturday Aunty S decided that this month we would concentrate on sewing home projects covering a basket, a wastebin, making a diaper bag and some other things. She asked me if i wanted to join and i said yes. So we all sat down for a lesson and drew out our patterns and we were told what we needed to bring for Monday.
On Monday i arrived at 8.30am on the dot and some ladies had already begun cutting thier fabric. Talking about enthusiasm! Anyway Aunty S was bombarded with questions and i kept asking her and N1 for help.
Now this is what really got to me Aunty S would tell me to do it one way so i start working then N1 would come and said no do it this way. Now correct me if i am wrong but arent they supposed be using the same method? So it got really confusing for me especially being a beginner i really needed someone beside me the whole time.
Naturally i fell behind and by the end of class most of them were 1/2 way throug finish thier projects and i hadnt finished cutting my fabric yet.
The same day i noticed that a new group of beginners had joined and they were starting out with the girl dress same one i made here. So i thought to myself instead of falling behind and being the last at everything the best solution would be for me to join the beginners (i think they were 3).
I spoke to Aunty S about it and she said how about tackling both projects the children’s dresses and home projects? I was happy to think that i could manage to do both but i said i would like to concentrate on children’s dresses so i can make things for my girls.
Tomorrow is my last class for the week lets see how i cope with the newbies, will keep you updated 🙂