I was eavesdropping the other day and overheard a conversation that went something like this...
Sewist #1: I don't understand why some women post and sew such quick things that never look very well done or flatter them. I know they like to sew since they sew alot but why rush through garments.
Sewist #2: Cause sometimes you just need a quickie!
I've been thinking about this conversation for a few days now and finally decided how I would reply if I was indeed in the conversation instead of just eavesdropping.
First I agree with Sewist #2. There are times when you just need a quick sewing fix. When indulging in the quick sewing fix you do attempt to do the best sewing job that you can, but sometimes it's sewing just to cleanse the palette...or sewing just to get an item done...or even sewing to encourage a lost mojo to find it's way home. To me, not all sewing is about the long arduous process of making a "couture" garment..sometimes it's about finishing something, anything to get it on your body.
Now not everyone is that type of sewist. Some sewists enjoy the process. Taking their time, doing all of the hand-stitching, and time-consuming techniques to make that one perfect garment. I'm just wondering why it has to be one or the other. Why can't there be a place for both types of sewing in a sewist's arsenal? And seriously, haven't you gone through the process, worked everything out by muslining the garment, cut your precious fabric and ended up with a less than perfectly fitted garment? Every now and then even the most accomplished sewist can end up with an oops!
So this is the question of the day, "Do you sometimes just need a quickie?" If yes, why? If not, why not? And do you think that both types of sewing quickie and involved can exist in a sewist's life?
Talk back to me...cause I'm really interested in what you think!
...as always, more later!