Three Pink Things

1. Pink cord on the handle of my
2. Pinking shears, on my
3. Modern Classic tunic by Gwenyth in ballet pink.
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Yeah, pink cord on my pinking shears because PUNS ARE HILARIOUS.
For my fabric nerds: the Adult Beginner philosophy on pinking scissors is:
don’t bother with nice pinks, you’ll never actually get around to getting them professionally sharpened and once they’re dull, they are really really dull.
O, how they will chew up your fabric.
Balls!
(I wasn’t originally planning on writing balls, but autocorrect filled it in and it’s got a certain truth)
Just buy some stupid Fiskar pinking shears and consider them disposable.
Don’t worry, I’m not using the scissors on the tunic. It’s Already Perfect.

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About adultbeginner

Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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4 Responses to Three Pink Things

  1. Rebecca says:

    YES. I spent years getting by without pinking shears because even Fiskars seemed so expensive. Then I realised how much time I spent finishing raw edges. Worth it.
    (Disclaimer: not a fabric nerd but a clothes alterer, mender, history day / halloween / school play costumer…)

  2. Rebecca says:

    Okay, but not *professionally* nerdly.
    Actually maybe amateur is even nerdier [remembers the 6yo’s linen Florence Nightingale bib apron, made with period-accurate techniques]…

    Yes, I am a fabric nerd.

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