Then she pointed out that I've made several jackets...one of which she had seen the interior construction of...again I repeated that, "I sew, I don't tailor."
Because to me a tailored jacket has a specific set of "ingredients" that take time and knowledge to accomplish. My jackets have some elements of tailoring in them but I wouldn't consider them a tailored jacket by any means! I think I said something like, "I do alot of 'soft' tailoring because I predominantly use fusibles and a lot of shortcuts!"
I am NOT patient enough to do all the steps required to make a true tailored jacket. I've also found that I like a softer, more drapier garment with less structure. My exact words went something like, "structured, rigid jackets make me look fatter!" Which of course just made her laugh louder at me.
But really people, I just like to sew. I am not an advanced sewist by any means. There are quite a few things that I can't and don't sew, some because I don't know how, some because I don't wanna know how! So this means that all of my garments won't be perfect. This means that sometimes I settle for 'good enough' and I share both my successes and my failures to encourage others to "just keep sewing!"
There are quite a few bloggers out here, who are advanced and make amazing garments. For example, Barbara, who authors the blog, "Cat Fur Studio" just made an awesome cashmere jacket. She used techniques in her jacket and explained why...some things that I've never even thought of! *LOL* So if you are looking for perfect, please look to them!
But if you are looking for enthusiasm, some experience, a lot of talk, a deep love and abiding passion, then keep on stopping by! Because I like to sew...but I don't tailor!