I have been working on some pieces for my me made wardrobe. I finally have enough pieces I wear at least one everyday.I am very proud of this but still need a few pieces like jeans, a spring jacket, and some shorts for me.
I got seriously sidetracked this week however by a pile of mending and my boys sudden lack of sleep shorts that fit and my oldest busting out of 2 pairs of jeans. So I assembly line sewed 8 pairs of shorts, replaced the 2 pairs of jeans, and fixed holes/rips in countless garments.
A friend called me out on my disappearance from social media over the past week and lack of blog posts. I hadn’t realized I had dropped out. My only justification was that no one wanted to hear about boring shorts and mending. And bless her she said “of course they do, that’s what most sewing consists of right?” Well duh. But it’s like washing dishes or doing laundry, we assume no one cares.
Well that got me thinking that maybe we set our expectations too high. Instead of seeing a complicated dress that took two weeks to make from an exotic fabric maybe there’s a mom who wants to know how to whip out 8 pairs of cotton sleep shorts in a day or two, or how to mend jeans to get a few more weeks out of them.
While I like to ooh and ahhhh over beautiful day dresses and fancy blouses it makes me feel like less of a seamstress sometimes to see those beautifully staged and styled photos. I can make tee shirts, cardigans, and a line skirts with my eyes closed. But that’s so mundane and boring I feel like I don’t measure up sometimes. Realistic? Probably not. So I promise to show most everything, even the boring bits, and not disappear completely when I am doing the normal sewing.Just promise to tell me when I bore you to tears!