everything was new. New job (same company, different department), new coworkers (they’re super friendly), new desk (awesome view), new daily tasks (doing what I love to do), new all sorts of things. It’s exciting, it’s fresh, and it’s the variety I needed in life to spice things up.
But the first week in my new job is over and I’m onto the weekend. On the agenda for me is another vacay! Yep, I’m off to a very distant place and will spill all the details, photos, and of course, outfits next week. My trip is coming at just the right timetoo (things just work out like that, right?). As I know you read in my post from yesterday, I stupidly cut the fashion fabric for my project before doing my homework on the fabric. Turns out tweed requires a lot of tender loving care (can I get a hands-up-in-the-air for some old school TLC “Waterfalls”!). See, even a sewing and pattern making maven like me makes mistakes. We’re all human, no biggie, it’s a learning experience. After reading your suggestions (thank you so much for your comments) and consulting a couple of textbooks, I’m going to sit on what I should do for the next couple of days. I’m sure that my time away from sewing and pattern making will answer my question.
You may be thinking, “Maddie, just sew the damn thing already!” but I don’t mind the extra time this project might take. One thing I have learned is quality and not quantity. I’d rather take three months to complete a project impeccably than rush through it in a month. I love the process of pattern making and sewing – drafting patterns, making muslins, hitting obstacles and then researching and learning how to overcome those obstacles and prevent them in the future. Also, I don’t treat or think of my handmade garments as I do my store bought items. Thirty years from now, I want to pull out one of my handmade garments from my closet and say “wow, you rocked!” Lastly, I want my handmade garments to be a testament as to how garments used to be sewn and how garments should be sewn today. Capiche?