Friday, July 26, 2013


I keep meaning to come here and post something, as a means of staying connected with you guys, but it feels silly to post without some progress to report. But I'm done with feeling guilty about that because honestly, if there's not enough time to sew then there's certainly not enough time to feel guilty. I do manage to find the time to lurk on most of the blogs I read, though some days it makes me feel pretty inadequate. Is my life really this busy, or am I just really unproductive? Probably a bit of both, I suppose.

Anyway, I have actually been sewing, but what I do finish hasn't really been blog-worthy, for one reason or another. One major reason being that I keep sewing unnecessary baby things as a way of trying to indulge the baby-rabies. I call it "prototyping" - I'm not making things and stashing them in a little secret hope-chest-of-shame, so much as I'm knocking out muslins to figure out what sort of things I like to make, what might work for us one day (as best as you can tell that without actually having any full-time experience with tiny humans), etc. Basically, I've spent some evenings making cute diapers and onesies and whatnot and squeeling "it's so cuuuuuutte" at myself and then flinging it to the far corners of some closet and not telling anyone, lest they think I'm crazy. (I'm sure that in an act of total irony I will sew nothing when we actually get to the reproducing stage of our lives. Just wait.) But I guess I just told you so... feel free to judge, lol.

I have, however, been hoarding patterns and fabric (very unlike me, but I'm having an alarming amount of fun with it). I decided the best way to approach this is to try to bulk-cut and prep patterns and get all the notions assembled, so when I have an hour or two to sew I can just get down to sewing. So I don't have any garments to show you but I have about six or so with all the bits and pieces ready and about four of those are cut and waiting.

Here's hoping I'll have something to show for it soon, because let me tell you, I am SICK of shopping. Sick of it! Whole days wasted in malls or shops only to come home empty-handed. A whole weekend of beach time wasted to acquire one crappy dress. Seriously, I need to figure out this fitting business so I can actually sew my own wardrobe because this is killing me. How do people dress so well without losing their entire lives to the hobby of shopping? I must just be very bad at it because I don't get it. Ugh.

Anyway, coming up: lots of dresses (hopefully - I've realized how much happier I am in dresses as opposed to pants) and some self-drafted basics. If I can dig my camera out from the mess we made while moving. (Oh yeah, we moved! I have a sewing room now! WOOOOT!)


  1. The beauty of RSS feeds is that people will see your posts when you have time to put them up. Blogging is time-consuming. One reason I haven't done a blog yet despite having thought about it several times is that it is a kind of obligation. You should not feel guilty.

  2. Very true! I'm getting better at not caring when this thing languishes, it mostly only bothers me when I think about not having accomplished anything blog-worthy!

  3. You are not alone. Not in an "X-files-the-truth-is-out-there" kind of way, but in a "not-being-very-productive-and-needing-to-crack-fitting-because-shopping-is-the-work-of-the-devil" kind of way. I do not have words to adequately express my all encompassing loathing of clothes shopping. But I was talking about it with a friend today and her view was that I was so caught up in the "should dos" that I'd forgotten to have fun with my sewing. I think she could be on to something.
    In the meantime, we're here when you feel like popping by.

  4. Let the shoulds go, you'll blog when you have something to say and we'll be here when you do. It's all good.

    And I totally hear you on struggling to fit and not wanting to shop. In cleaning out my sewing room I realized just how many projects I started and didn't finish, most because they look like sacks and fixing them seems rather daunting.

  5. I was totally weirded out to read that someone else is doing the same hoarding of little peoples patterns and pre-reproduction making. Ive been trying to get it out of my system with other peoples kids!
    Also I noticed that has a video class on tailoring store bought clothes and they seem to be one of your sponsors?

  6. Blogging is the new poetry. I find it wonderful and amazing in many ways.

  7. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share