Friday, April 25, 2014

The Sew-Sessment

Did You Make That posted a cool "Sew-Sessment" and because it is list like and I love lists and things that allow me to talk about sewing...

Here goes! :-)

Top Three Items That I Wear For Home:

Tank tops, knit pants, sweatshirts

Top Three Items That I Wear For Work:

Pants, Tops, Cardigans

Top Three Sewing Talents (go on, show off!):

Technical skills, Willingness to try new things, Apparently I'm a quick sewer

Top Three Sewing Weak Spots (ouch!):

Matching fabric to pattern, Bodice fitting, Finishing

Top Three Sewing Goals:

Welt pockets, outerwear, a lined dress

Top Three People Who Enable Me:

Pattern Review members, Fellow Bloggers, Mimi G group members

Top Three People Who I Enable:

Pattern Review members, Fellow Bloggers, Mimi G group members (hahaha!)

Top Three Reasons I Can't Sew:

Time (work, family), Energy (I get tired early), ADD (I overload sometimes and have to quit. I am also in love with knitting)

Top Three Reasons I Can Sew:

Kids are teens, I am wise enough to make time for myself,  I have my own sewing space

Number One Challenge I Set Myself:

A fitted, lined dress. Because I think I "should" be able to do this.

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I sew a lot but then I don't. Gah. I think I sew a lot of easy (for me) things. If you see me post a knit, it took next to no time. Especially sewing in bursts of 20-30 minutes. And especially because I am extremely comfortable constructing on my serger.

I made a sleeveless top and pencil skirt Monday night in between making lasagna. Seriously!!

I actually generate a fair amount of wadders too! But I will chuck a project in a heartbeat; without a second thought! (I have a partially written post about UFOs...to post soon). So if I get a whiff of something not working, I will abandon it.

Lately life has been stressful and while sewing is therapeutic, I don't really attempt complicated things during these times. I go for easy knits. Easy. Easy. Or something I already made. I really want to focus more and make some more complicated things.

Like the Burda jacket! That forced me to slow down and think a lot. I need more challenges like that to up my sewing skills, imo.

I digress :)

Take the sew-sessment and see how you fare!

I cut out 3 projects tonight and have 2 knit garments constructed (in need of hems). This weekend is "sew-a-palooza"!

11 comments:

  1. I love this post.. I'm going to have to take this sew - sessment as well.. And yay for sew-a-palooza's!

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  2. I lined my first dress yesterday -- I found some really great video tutorials to help.

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  3. Loved this post.. so fun..
    Have a happy "sew-a-palooza!" weekend..

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  4. How neat! I love to sew easier items too, and I know it's because my life is busy right now. My biggest goal for this year is to sew a pair of jeans, and a blazer. Have a great weekend!

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  5. How neat! I love to sew easier items too, and I know it's because my life is busy right now. My biggest goal for this year is to sew a pair of jeans, and a blazer. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Cool sew-sewssment. I think I'll take it myself.

    It's good that sewing helps to ease your stress. I wish I could say the same. =)

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  7. "apparently I'm a quick sewer"--Yes!! Yes you are!!!

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  8. Yes, you definitely sew quickly. I wish I could sew that quickly too. Great sew-sessment!

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  9. It's interesting actually taking note of what you actually wear, and where your sewing strengths and weaknesses are - I'm going to have to do this as well :)

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  10. Thanks all! This was fun to think through and to realize where my sewing priorities lie.

    I can't wait to read others' sewsessments! :)

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