After joining this sew-along, I stumbled across A Dress A Day - a neat sewing blog featuring fun vintage dresses. Today's post really struck a chord with me, and I thought you all might enjoy reading it as well. It really gets to the heart of why we love to sew, knit, or otherwise create our own garments.
Also - an invisible zipper tutorial is forthcoming (hopefully by Friday). Thanks for the lovely comments on my previous post. The zipper looks impressive, but honestly it was MUCH easier to insert than a regular zipper. Regular zippers are so fiddly and difficult to get centered in the seam, and it is nearly impossible to get the top stitching to look nice - you won't have that problem with an invisible zipper.