Interviewer: I hear that Kbenco has entered a t shirt marathon.
Coach: That's true, she had put in so much preparation for the BWOF 8-2010 t shirts, - dusting off the coverstitch, sharpening the blades on the overlocker, putting in new stretch needles, re-threading and tension adjusting, that she felt it was worth entering the t shirt marathon rather than keeping to her usual events.
Interviewer: You could not say she was a natural t shirt athlete. In fact some people would say that this marathon is really more of a training session. Is entry in this event related to Kbenco's recent revelation that she intends to master the coverstitch?
Coach: Kbenco has several reasons for entering the t shirt marathon. She is well aware of her knit technique deficits. Several of these have been displayed in the early part of the marathon.
However, Kbenco feels that the main point of being a hobby seamstress is to maintain her own interest and to expand her skill repetoire. Making her own clothes is a perk. Any teenager who feels that the main point of their mother being a hobby seamstress is to keep them provided with an endless stream of new clothes is completely wrong. This is definitely not why she entered the event. The t shirt marathon is an anomaly. I know she has done it before, but don't count on it as a regular event.
Interviewer: Is that why she has been completely distracted from the main event by adding smocking to the course?
Coach: Who told you that? Smocking! on t shirts! Is the woman crazy? She will never finish the marathon by doing this sort of thing.
Interviewer: That would seem likely.
Coach: I had better tell the girls to start saving up to actually buy clothes.
Interviewer: I don't think that will go down well. There is a certain impression that Kbenco is letting down the team.
Coach: Maybe the girls should start some of their own training. Unfortunately there has been a bit of resistance.
Interviewer: The outcome will be interesting.
(P.S. The last photo is what I am wearing this morning for the last day of SelfStitchedSeptember. I don't start work until 12, and cannot bear to show you another work outfit.)