In writing my post for the pincushion giveaway, I realized that I should probably bring up this question to all of you. I am finding that I am almost consumed with sewing and seeing what other people have been creating. It's great! I love seeing what everyone is up to!
The tricky part is that I find I get so caught up in what folks are doing, that I want to make things that aren't even my style. I want to sew dresses I'll never wear, because they're so cute or have such neat little notions or sewing techniques incorporated.
So, my question is, how do you make sure you stay true to you, true to your style, and true to your craft, while maintaining your sewing momentum? Particularly with these challenges?
This is a very good question - one I ask myself all the time. I too get so caught up in all the beautiful things I see others doing that sometimes I am half way through something before common sense kicks in and tells me that "yes this is beautiful, but it isn't something you will every wear"!
Personal style has been on my mind for quite some months now, as I ponder just exactly what my style is. I love so many different styles - the tailored, classic look; the layered, floaty look; the 1940/50's vintage look. My wardrobe reflects this chaotic, indecisive style! I love how some clever women can mix all this together and look fantastic - sadly, I am not one of them!
Maybe if you know your style, then staying true isn't a problem - I'm looking forward to reading what others have to say about this.
Thanks Debbie for your response. I think my problem is similar to yours: I just like so much it's hard to pin down what makes sense for me. I really hope to make things deliberately and well, but I just get so excited by all the options, sometimes!
That's a good question! I think there are some who like the creation process for what it is. I personally prefer to only try and make things I think I will wear and will look good on me but every time I try a new, "untested" style there is a possibility that I won't like it on. On the other hand, I know what I like to wear and what I think looks good on me so I usually do have better luck when I stick to my tried and true styles. But that can get dull too, right? When there are so many possiblities? :)
Very good question..
I think , I look at everyones different stuff and think ...'Oh, how pretty!!!' But, then I realize that some things I can and will werar and some things ,I just cant ... So, I think in the end..I try making things I will like and wear..And as Casey put it---If I end up making something,I just dont like..that's ok too.. I had fun doing it, and learned something new..[And I have bought ready made stuff, and got home and hated it..].. So, it all ends up the same.
as for the challenges..I look so forward to them.. and to adjusting them to me.. by picking a pattern that will suit me, and fabric that will suit me.. Sometimes good choices...sometimes not??
The main thing.............. Have fun with the challenges... enjoy sewing...... enjoy making friends.. Make the challenges apply to you.. [thats the most fun.].Happy sewing.