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I just want to take a moment and thank everyone who left congratulations on the birth of little Sammi. I'm thrilled to have another granddaughter! Hopefully I will have someone from this crop of grandchildren to pass this passion of mine onto!
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Also, thanks to everyone who wrote such thoughtful and amazing comments to my last post, "Are You the Sewist You Want to Be?"
Here are a few responses that I really enjoyed ~
The day that I become the sewist that I want to be will probably be my last day sewing. I am really enjoying the journey to get there!
by Sara Mayo
Yes, I am the seamstress I want to be. I spend time sewing or doing sewing-related things every day. I learn from each project and put those lessons to good use in subsequent projects. I am not interested in pushing myself for the sake of pushing myself. Instead, I learn new techniques as my projects require them. The point is to have fun and make wearable clothes - I do both and love it.
I am definitely still learning and needing to improve my sewing skills. That doesn't mean I am unhappy with my current level, just that I recognize I have more to learn.
by Tammy R.
For me, there are two questions. What do I want to do more of and what don't I want to do? Sometimes we can feel a pressure to know/do a certain thing when really it's of absolutely no interest and/or doesn't suit our personality or life style. Tailoring comes to mind for me. Not.Interested. My focus remains fit, technique and individualization but there are ways I can take those up a notch too. Am I having fun is a good measure.
All of the answers to the question were fascinating! It was also interesting to see how many of us want to step our game up in 2014 and almost every one of those responses talked about taking the journey and enjoying the trip!
As part of my blogging this year, I will be asking a question like this every month. I enjoy the conversations, the new perspectives that are shared and the fact that sewists I haven't heard from before feel confident to express their opinions...that mean's a lot to me!
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My sewing this year will be willy nilly. I'm really enjoying the freedom of just sewing what I want when I want. To that end, I don't know if I will actually make any more pieces in the Crazy 8 wardrobe. At times, I feel like continuing and then at other times, I just want to sew whatever...and lately whatever is winning out.
I know there will be at least two more "boring" solid colored sheath dresses coming up. I wasn't going to make any more but every time I have some downtime to think about my sewing, I keep coming back to the fact that I really want both a pink and a purple sheath dress. Those will be up right after I finish the pieces that I'm currently working on using this fabric...
The majority of the fabric in my collection is in 4 or 5 yard cuts. It makes it really easy to cut several garments from one piece especially if the piece is wide (61"-64"). This cut has yielded a skirt, a dress and a vest. I'm really enjoying the process and will have more to share soon. I hope you are enjoying your sewing journeys too!
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Can I give a quick shout out to my girl, Oonaballoona, for winning the first challenge at Project Sewn. That's the good news. The bad news is that my other girl, Lauren/Lladybird, is no longer in the competition which stinks because I admire her sewing so much. That's the thing about a competition though, someone always has to go home. If you're not following along, I highly encourage you to surf on over to Project Sewn and catch up. Some awesome sewists (and a few I call friends!) are sewing a different theme every week.
...as always more later!