a questionable one. There weren’t a lot of questions to be asked this week. Well, actually, I take that back. There are always lots of questions to be asked. I am a questionable one, but let’s not go down that yellow brick road. What I mean is that a question bubbled up that stayed for awhile, more than the come-and-go of a regular thought. This week Sallie posted photos of a dress she she recently made (mad props go to Sallie on her newest creation). Made from fabric that was sent to her as a gift from this Sonja, the dress stood out because of its silhouette. That’s not to say that the construction did not stand out – the tie in the back was a great construction detail – but the silhouette trumped the construction. I’ve been a follower of Sallie for a some time and her most recent project was similar to another project of hers, an ikat dress, in that both had a focus on silhouette. I don’t know of this was the case with Sallie but could the similarity between the projects be blamed on the fact that when she sewed the ikat dress, she loved it so much that she decided to continue with another project that built upon that project? When I finished my pair of Ohhh Lulu undies, I loved everything about the process of sewing lingerie so much that I wanted to go further with it. I wanted to eat up everything elastics, zigzag stitches, stretch lace, etc. Not literally, of course.
And it’s this that brought created my question. When we find our niche, is this a good thing or a bad thing? I may have found my niche with lingerie (key word – may) and I have many plans to show and tell you what I have recently learned about this category of sewing but I don’t want to forget about dresses, sleeves, slopers, and all the other fun pattern making and sewing stuff that I have been into for years. So, do niche’s limit us? Or are niche’s good because in having such a narrow scope, we learn A LOT about a LITTLE (rather than a LITTLE about A LOT). Looks like my questions is still in question.