Photo courtesy Museum of American Heritage.
I don't like any of them.
The names, I mean.
I know many individuals who sew--myself included--and I like them just fine. But none of these titles works for me.
- Seamstress: Sounds like I should be sitting at a treadle machine--or maybe even with just a needle and thread--with an oil lamp lighting my way. Very Little House on the Prairie. Very...crafty.
- Sewist: ??? WTH? Where did this come from? And does it mean I'm also a knittist? I don't think so, Tim.
- Sewer: Umm...has anyone else noticed? I can't look at this without pronouncing it "sooo-er". As in...well, you know. Ick.
There has to be a better alternative. Someone? Anyone? Please and thank you.