I just read Carolyn's post about no sewing in the month of March and I realized, I haven't sewn anything this month either. I have altered patterns and I have 2 pieces cut out for the Mini Swap. I'd like to finish it but who knows at this rate? I came back from Roanoke with the worst cold, as did Seth. Apparently the baby had a slight cold and gave it to all of us. By, the way, cutest baby ever, to quote my son. He is just so delicious!
Sometimes I feel pressured to sew so that I can have something to post. Or I feel pressured to come up with some interesting topic that is sewing related, but then I find at least 3 other people have written posts about it already. I see people posting their monthly totals, or their yearly tallies and I don't sew anywhere near that much. It is spring, which means more work and lots of gardening so there goes sewing time. I am also trying to exercise which also cuts into sewing time.
Part of my lack of sewing is how much time I put in on altering patterns. I make a lot of changes to a pattern to make it fit well. I need to take a page from Carolyn's book and make more tnt patterns or simple pieces that I can use as slopers.
So, how much sewing do you do? How many garments do you make a month? In a year? Do you make so many alterations to a pattern that you feel like all you do is alter patterns instead of sewing? Sometimes I certainly feel that way. I also think that altering a pattern is safe. There is no disappointment in altering a pattern. When I get to the end if I don't love it, I can throw it in the trash without any real investment. But when I get to the end of a garment and I don't love it, then there is a big letdown.
Notes on a Pattern - McCall M7445 Pants
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