While I tend to fuss and fret regularly in my sewing room, it’s mostly my natural tendency to overthink. Recently I heard a phrase I want to adapt in my sewing adventures:
Progress Not Perfection
I am always learning something new. Every time I tackle a project it usually introduces me to a new technique, new fabric type, new pattern. I love this side of sewing. The learning!
Here is a little bit of my introspection about sewing, by http://didyoumakethat.com/2014/04/22/take-part-in-the-sew-sessment/
Top Three Items That I Wear For Home:
Jeans, tshirts, knit dresses
Top Three Items That I Wear For Work:
Jeans, blouses, “fancy” tops
Top Three Sewing Talents (go on, show off!):
Great with knits, attention to fine details, make comfy and fun and fashionable kid clothes.
Top Three Sewing Weak Spots (ouch!):
Fitting to self, precise hemming, fear of making mistakes.
Top Three Sewing Goals:
Learn to fit my own body, make myself a fit woven dress, make myself jeans!
Top Three People Who Enable Me:
Sewcialists, friends, family
Top Three People I Enable:
Friends, sewcialists, ?
Top Three Reasons I Can’t Sew:
Time, money, fear of failure
Top Three Reasons I Can Sew:
I love to see my kid in my makes. My kid takes naps and my husband gives me time to sew. I have stash fabrics!
NUMBER ONE CHALLENGE I SET MYSELF!
Finish a woven fitted dress! Finally! For my own self!
And what have I learned about this? What I usually learn and re-learn! That I need to let go and relax about sewing for myself; that I need to accept that I get the most joy from sewing for others; that I need to just sew and practice until I make the type of things I want to wear. Mostly though, that I need to not let my own fears hold me back!
Take the time, answer these questions too! Share your thoughts with me: what do you think are your challenges and successes?