There is nothing worse than having to do something creative when given a deadline. Even a self-imposed deadline.
I got out of the habit of reviewing my sewing, and when that started, I also stopped sharing most of my sewing projects on other platforms. As time went on, I couldn't convince myself of any of the benefits of writing a pattern review, or photographing a garment, or sharing a project here or on Instagram or Facebook.
For awhile, I was happy to be all by myself in my sewing room. I planned a project, I sewed it, and then I wore it. After a time, I realized some things. One, my work was suffering because I knew I was not going to analyze my work, much less photograph and publish it. Two, I was losing some creativity because I was not feeding that part of the process. Finally, I realized I was lonely for the community.
So, why blog? If you ask that question of Google, you will get a lot of information on how to build a blog following. Oh God, just kill me now. 😱 That is the farthest thing from success in my little blog world. What I do know is that there are many ways to share projects, and each has benefits. Blogging allows me to ramble, think aloud, and to just have a brag session from time to time.
Below is B5997. a very popular tunic pattern with loads of options. I LOVE this pattern-someone please remind me to trace it or interface the tissue. I've made it many times and always am pleased. This was made for riding. Tomorrow we have a group ride going out at 7:15 am-this plus a light jacket will be perfect in the chill of the desert morning. Pattern review click here
Thanks for reading! Mary