Hey folks! It's safe to say I've been sufficiently bitten by the costuming bug. The skill I'm lacking that seems like it would be most valuable is sewing. Besides being taught by you mother or grandmother when you were kids, how did the rest of you learn what you need to know to sew costumes? Hand stitching I can handle. I bought a machine a few years back but haven't done anything more than straight lines for quilts. I feel a need to be able to do more complex things... but don't know exactly what those thing might be or how to learn them. Just curious if anyone has any ideas or success stories they'd like to share.