Happy Saturday. :) Hope all of you who have the day off get to relax a bit before launching into Saturday tasks. I fully admit to lazing around in bed until noon on Saturdays, regardless of when I wake up.
But this post is not (necessarily) about that. This post is a behind-the-scenes look at yours truly. And sewing!
I’m very, very private and don’t share much with anyone, but it looks like that’s going to have to change if this blog is not to languish during the current phase of my life. Basically, there’s a ton going on in my personal life that has not affected my ability to sew, but does dominate my thoughts and could very well spill into this blog. In a bid to spare you all the gory details, I’ve not been writing as much…but I miss blogging, and reading other people’s blogs. (I tend to read them more when I’m also blogging, not sure why.) So please be aware that you’ll possibly get a window into my life for awhile.
As for sewing, I’m back on the band wagon big time! Changes at work and the desire for a genuine, planned professional trajectory have necessitated new clothes and lots of them. In the past week I made two skirts and two tops, which pace is unheard of for me! I’ll get around to blogging them, most likely photographed on Porky because it’s faster than a proper photo shoot.
-The more I get compliments on my me-made clothes, the more reluctant I am to admit I made them. Invariably, the response is ‘I wish I could sew’, ‘I should have you make my clothes’, or ‘I wish I had the figure for that’. (Considering how fat and waist-less I am, that last lament is hilarious.) It makes me uncomfortable and guilty. Do any of you have to deal with this?
-That being said, it still boggles my mind that men are 100% indifferent that I make my own clothes. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: when I meet the man who thinks it’s cool and creative that I make my own clothes (without suggesting I make or mend his), I will marry him.
-Building off the above point….yours truly is verrrry single. Hah! :-p
That’s all for now; I’m going to go tweak the pattern for my latest almost-success: Butterick B6258 view B. The skirt though, has been a dream! I’m happy to say that my tiny tweaks to the Melinda Knit Tunic by Style Arc have made it fit perfectly (a smidge long, but better too long than too short). The wardrobe building process is moving along nicely!