Topic: How to write an epic short story
June 26, 2019 / By Keenan Question:
And how do you like my writing?? This isn't from a book I'm writing or anything - just something I came up with.
I often had to convince myself that I was living in the same world everyone else lived in.
I often had to wonder what my purpose in life was. We all had a purpose, some small amount of reason or persistence that assisted us in continually enduring the struggles and unending and bewildering miscommunications we endured.
Maybe that’s what my life was – a miscommunication. I was convinced my entire life I was an epic failure – hence, was the reason I consistently tried to put a stop to my nonexistent life itself. It was as if I was an immobile cloud; lying dully in a dreary, gray sky. Clearly waiting, and soaking up time, as if a sponge. I drifted along in a sea of emptiness, in hopelessness…
But all stories, as drastic and depressing they may be, have some sort of a happy ending. Regardless of the happiness.
As any other fairytale, if you will, my story, to an extent, had a happy ending.
I remember the summer I met Carter. She was an angel, slowly emerging into my vacant sky, the sunshine, glowing my face.
She was exquisite, a detail I remember so transparently. Her skin was smooth and soft – as if tracing your fingers along a delicate line of silk. Her hair was flowing locks of rich brown – luxurious, everlasting, and natural. Her eyes were a forgiving and lovable hazel; rich emerald and aquamarine blue swirling into ethereal beauty.
The remarkable and loving summer I experienced with her only lasted for a brief period of time – but even in those short months, she saved me, my hope, my faith, my soul, my consciousness, in every possible way.
She saved my love, brightening me with a light so enduring and tangible; I can still feel the warmth of its glow.
Carter was my happy ending, and in every possible way, I can feel her warmth and everlasting love, filling through me inside out each and every day. And while she's up above, gleaming with the stars, she's dancing through my mind, with her sweet words still swirling through my head. I can still envision her and I, softly dancing in the moonlight.
Hengist | 7 days ago
I can't really answer the actual question, since I already know your in High School. My brain's weird like that.
However, from I what I read you're a very, very good writer. A good enough writer to make me jealous, in fact.
Originally Answered: HOW? Sewing sheer material together?
Edit: yes, you can do a plain french seam without a serger. Cut the standard 5/8" seam allowance. Place the fabrics WRONG SIDES TOGETHER, and stitch at 1/4" from the edge. Press the seam open, then to one side, and then to the other side (yeah, I know, but all the pressing helps!). Trim the seam allowance's cut edge to 1/8". Press the seam, right sides togther, and stitch at 1/4" from the cut edge, thus finishing the french seam. French seams need to be done with not very tight curves... they're best on straight seams and princess seams.
Alternatively, you can use a zigzag or overedge stitch at the cut edge of the fabric (WST( for the first stitching, then stitch as usual RST. An overedge foot helps.
For something like an armscye, sew at 1/2", RST (having removed 1/8" from the cut edge). Fold the seam allowances in half, cut side toward the stitching, and edge stitch the seam allowances together at the fold. If it's a small armscye, you may want to do the second stitching by hand, which seems to keep more kinks out.
If this is a sheer overdress, Kayla Kennington has an interesting take on seaming sheers: she roll hems (narrow hems) all the edges, then uses bar tacks or fancy stitches to join the pieces. You can roll hem on a sewing machine -- Carol Ahles writes the best directions for that foot, imho (Fine Machine Sewing; check your library for it!). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJYmq2fyOds&NR=1
By chance, do you have a serger? One of the easiest ways to put sheer fabrics together is with a "serger french seam" -- you sew the fabrics WRONG sides together with a rolled hem stitch on a serger, then fold the fabrics RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER and finish your french seam on the sewing machine.
Tissue paper can be useful, especially if you are having problems with the fabric getting poked down the needle hole. The sort you probably want is just the plain white tissue paper sold in big packages for wrapping, but the cheap, slick toilet paper works well, too, if you know where to find some. So does water soluble embroidery stabilier ($$$) or starch.
Some more helps: http://www.sewing.org/files/guidelines/11_340_bound_hong_kong_seam_finishes.pdf
One of the issues you're going to run into is cutting the pattern pieces accurately. I strongly urge you to "cut on paper", as described below, and LEAVE THE PATTERN, FABRIC AND PAPER UNDERLAY PINNED TOGETHER UNTIL YOU'RE READY TO SEW THAT PIECE. (yes, I'm shouting... it's sooo much easier if you leave pieces pinned till you want to use them.) I also find it much saner to cut single layers rather than double layers of sheer fabrics -- that way you don't have to fight grain alignment problems. Just cut your pattern pieces out of paper to make full pieces from the "cut on fold" pieces, and a second, mirrored image piece for pieces like sleeves.
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.crafts.textiles.sewing/browse_thread/thread/d1e361ee1526b3e5/af9cda8514f25ae5?lnk=st&q=#af9cda8514f25ae5 I use newsprint for cutting paper -- the backside of wrapping paper on a roll works ok, too.
Originally Answered: HOW? Sewing sheer material together?
Sheer fabrics would nicely be the toughest to stitch. you will could end off the seams or they'll fray. Sheer fabrics would nicely be slippery and circulate whilst stitching. Use a good number of sharp pins to hold in place. There are types out which will help you. Make a "blueprint" of what you're stitching with each and all of the measurements. this would help you paintings out yardage. paying for sheer fabrics from the homestead Decor area provides you with a fifty 4" width. One backyard is 36".