Boy did the Question of the Day generate some interesting answers...and I will get to them...but first I want to address a blogger issue. I am aware of the fact that Blogger is doing something with their Open ID process and that it's affected the ability of some people to log in and leave comments. I've even received some requests to go back to the open commenting which allows anonymous commenters to leave comments.
At the time I changed my blog settings (because once upon a time you could leave an anonymous comment here) it was because the harassment had become more than I could stand. As I've stated time and again, I blog because it is a release from my very stressful day job. This is part of my creative outlet so I've drawn a line in the sand here on how much b*llsh*t I'm willing to deal with...and yes, I'm aware that this is a very strong statement.
But after the crap I had to deal with last year, I will not go there again. As nice, informative and encouraging as the internet sewing community can be, there are trolls out there that get great pleasure in causing drama. I'm a drama free kinda woman. I won't put up with it at work or in my personal life so I'm sure as h*ll not standing for it here. So in the most adamant way that I can say it, I'm not turning on anonymous comments ever again.
I'm truly sorry that Blogger is making it hard to leave a comment but since I have no control over that, all I can do is once again say that I wish you could leave a comment but the anonymous setting will never be turned back on...NEXT!
First ~ thanks to everyone who left a comment. They were all appreciated especially the ones espousing support for my blog. Cause truth be told who doesn't like a compliment or two! *smile* I truly am humbled by the fact that quite a few of you stated that I've inspired you to continue sewing or to try different techniques...that just makes my heart sing because more than anything I want to encourage everyone to continue to grow in our artform!
Next - if you author a product only blog, please realize that I am not belittling your choice. The thing about a blog is that it's your own space and you get to occupy it anyway you want. So please know that I respect your choice, it's just not my choice.
I think the most concise answer to the question goes to Faye, who simply wrote "Yea" ~ Faye you made me smile!
"I wonder if some bloggers are getting tired of all the work involved with sharing the process because it must take an amazing amount of time to share the "how".
Thanks for sharing that viewpoint...because that hadn't occurred to me.
"Also I find myself shuttering when I see unpressed seams on sewn garments...but it sets my eye to twitchin' Oh yes and machine sewn hems on skirts with materials that should be hand sewn...I want to scream into a pillow for that one. No negative comments ever though...
I appreciate your honesty and love your no negative comments stance...
Janice wrote about participating in Sew Weekly challenges:
I didn't know that if you participated in Sew Weekly challenges that you can't write about the construction process when you post your garment. That's an interesting thing to know. Thanks for sharing it!
There was a question or two...
M&M asked how I had energy to sew after work...
I primarily sew on the weekends...when I'm well-rested and have left work in the dust! *LOL*
RomonaSewingJourney asked,"can you tell me your pattern you use for your twin sets?"
That would be out-of-print Burda 8869. Here's a link to my flickr album so you can see all of the versions I've made of it.
Jeannettec wrote ~ "I think its time for you to do a sew along."
Ummmm yeah okay! *LOL* I've thought about it but I just don't know if I have the time to devote to one...
Finally since no post should be this long without a picture (especially since this did push a few buttons in the comments!) I present to you a hanging shot of the front of the Whitney Dress with the seaming topstitched:
It's looking like I'm going to be working on this during the 3-day weekend and only one of the two dresses I originally planned on making will "hopefully" be finished.
...as always, more later!