Sunday, October 4, 2009

Paradigms

I'm not really sure that anyone is paying attention, but the frequency and regularity of posting around here has dropped off a bit. I've been really contemplating a couple of things related to both sewing and blogging and the quality thereof.

I had a system, you know. I would get up, get ready for the day, then blog about whatever struck me. Obviously, if I had a completed project, that was the topic, but there were times that I just sorta made stuff up, and as I was reviewing the blog for the last month, it seems like there was a lot of "fluff". So, I've decided that it is time to up the quality ante around here. From here on out, you'll only see a post if I have a finished project to show off, or have learned something new that I really feel I should share. Less fluff, hopefully more useful, quality information. We'll see how this goes.

In a way, I've been thinking of my sewing in the same way. When I first got back into sewing I was all about churning out clothing as quickly as possible. Now, I am sewing for a couple of kids who seem to grow out of things the minute they come off the machine, but still, quality suffered. I didn't do much in the way of seam finishing or pattern matching or any of the other details that say "quality" when I see them in something that someone else has made. As I've been reading more about sewing techniques and couture techniques in particular, I feel the lack in my own sewing. As a result, I am taking some baby steps in the direction of more finished garments. What that means functionally is that things are probably going to start taking me longer. We'll see how that effects my posting here, since I suspect that I am about to learn a ton of good stuff to share.

So, the summary of all this is - No, I'm not gone. I'm working harder to make more beautiful things, so that when I have something to show you, it will be worth looking at. I hope that fits in with what you hope to see here.

3 comments:

  1. I'd love some tips on matching patterns. I have no clue how to lay out the pattern to make this happen and as a result I limit my shopping to fabrics that don't require matching.

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  2. I feel the same way sometimes. I like to blog about what I make but if I haven't sewn anything recently I have to just blog to blog. That isn't as much fun for me.

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  3. I did notice that you weren't around as much!

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