January Roundup

Some things I’ve learned this month:

1. Writing a content-rich blog post is just as easy as writing a blog post full of reasons why I’m not able to write a content-rich blog post.

2. I’m not as ‘out there’ as I think. I keep finding RTW versions of my own designs after writing off my designs for being too wacky.

3. Grading/altering sleeve pattern pieces is TRICKY!!! I’m going to need a lot more practice here.

4. There’s nothing wrong with tooting your own horn a little bit. If I want comments on my me-mades, I need to tell people they’re me-mades!

5. Brainstorming fabulous blog post ideas is not writing fabulous blog posts. I must set aside time daily to give you all content!

Some firsts and points of pride:

1. I trimmed the border off an eyelet fabric — I’ve never done that! I’ve read about doing it, but couldn’t wrap my head around it. But I decided to try it, and now I have lovely trim that I can use on any garment I choose. Success!

2. I’m getting pretty handy at grading patterns up to my size! I’m so proud that I can achieve such good fits from garments designed for women much smaller than me. However, see #3 above.

3. I threw out some old me-mades which I’ve worn out so much they’re undonate-able. I’m proud of myself for seeing my garments as garments instead of precious children which need to be kept and gazed upon forever.

4. I altered some ladies’ RTW garments, which is something I never thought I could do with any degree of reliability. I am one step closer to my dream day job of alterations tailor!

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