- When on vacation in another city, you make a list of fabric shops to check out, not just the standard museums and restaurants.
- Drawings that show a fitted, but obviously woven dress with no darts or shaping of any kind annoy you -- there's no way a fabric could just mold to a person's body like that unless it's a knit or some futuristic material!
- Actually, any kind of intended-to-be-realistic professional drawing where the fabric behaves in impossible ways.
- You appreciate it when historical fiction describes what people were wearing, and then get annoyed when it's not accurate.
- Even commercials are fascinating because you get to analyze fit on real people and try to figure out if they need FBAs or swayback adjustments. Also, you wait for them to lift their arms so you can see how the sleeve head behaves.
- You have nightmares about sewing an entire dress with poorly adjusted tension, and the climax of the terror is turning it all over and discovering a mess of loopy thread. Or you have a nightmare that your husband's jeans suddenly exploded into rips and tears, and the entire thing needs to be darned together.
- The worst kind of dreams are when you dream you found some amazing fabric deal (ten yards of the perfect red and white striped linen for $1/yd! Yes, I actually dreamed that once), only to wake up and realize that it isn't sitting in your stash, waiting to be made up into some fabulosity.
- You go to clothing stores just to examine the construction of the garments there. When you take items into the fitting room, you whip out your measuring tape (which you carry with you at all times, of course) and start measuring skirt lengths and widths in an attempt to analyze what styles look best with your shape, so that you can go home and recreate it for cheaper.
- While doing your read-through of the Bible, that section in Exodus 28 describing the priests' garments is suddenly fascinating to you, as it's basically garment construction directions given by God! Also, according to verse 32, God is a fan of seam finishing. Darn, I guess that means I need to finish my insides now (I am well aware that that conclusion is terrible hermeneutics).
- When you overhear someone saying something about frogs, you assume they mean the buttons, not the animals. And when someone talks about scallops, it couldn't possibly be about the shellfish; obviously they're discussing the hem of the Meringue. Which is a skirt, not a food. While we're at it, Peony and Macaron are dresses, not a flower and a delightful French pastry.
- You start doing posed shoots with your cat and your sewing equipment.
|Walnut Gunn says to make it work, or else.|
|Walnut tries to learn about sewing machine parts.|
|Wait, you expect me to know what all these parts are called?|
|Humph. This is ridiculous.|
Feel free to add more of your own! When did you realize that you had turned into a sewasaurus rex?
*Thanks to Oona for the best term ever!