What do I dooooooo????
This is a long-running theme in my life: feeling left out of something, but not actually wanting to participate in it. What I want is to be part of something, included in something. Sometimes I start my own thing (eg, this blog) and still feel left out because I do things differently from the norm.
Please tell me you can relate!
What got me thinking like this? Well, McCall’s announced a crazy sale today, and I’m tired of being good on every front, and being always responsible. (Which is not to say I am empirically good or responsible, just that I feel I’m being as such.) I want to splurge. I want to acquire!!! And what better time than now to jump on the McCall’s 6886 bandwagon?
It’s on sale for $2.49!!! $1.99 if you’re a club member.
I have Butterick 6041:
I’ve perfected it to fit my size and my shape, and I’ve even used it to make a shirt. It’s my TNT. I could probably peg the bottom and it would look like 6886…but what about the neckline? 6886 has a crew neck; 6041 has a scoop neck. I’m not personally big on crew necks…but EVERYONE has sewn 6886. None of them are fat, afaics, but they all rave about their versions. Maybe it would look good on me, too, despite the lack of a center back seam (swayback adjustment–how?), the side seam shaping (belly friendly? hmmm), and the crew neck (which visually shortens my already short neck)?
Sometimes I feel like I was put on earth to be weird. Seriously! I have always been the odd one out. I’m pretty blessed in that there are enough slightly weird/proudly weird/unknowingly weird/genuine people out there that I’ve always had friends, so it’s a touch melodramatic to complain. And I know what to do to fit in. I just….can’t….do it.
How about you? Is there some area of your life where you simply can’t play along, and have to go your own way? How do you feel about it? Do you feel that sewing your own clothes has enhanced or otherwise affected your waywardness? I want to hear from you!