Wednesday, 26 February 2014

In a Funk and Un-Historical

Well, as you can tell, I'm not doing so well with Historical Sew Fortnightly.  It seems I have fallen into a little bit of a sewing funk, well to be honest, a general funk that has affected my sewing.

I've realized that the projects I'd planned for the Historical Sew Fortnightly were mostly just projects to fit the themes, not necessarily projects that I would make us of.  And, at the moment, that doesn't make sense for me.  With my limited funds, and limited time, I don't want to waste either making projects simply to have met a challenge.  Right now, for me, it's more important that each piece I sew can be put into my wardrobe.  So, at this point, I'm bowing out of the challenge.

However, today will not be a day only of doom and gloom.  I have some good news as well.

Firstly:  I'm employed!  I started working at a fabric shop in mid January.  It's right near where I live, which means I've been walking to work most days, and there are some awesome perks once my probationary period is up.  Of course there is a staff discount.  But there is also the Garment Display program, where I can make current patterns (from lines the store carries) and my supplies will be given to me either free or at cost in exchange for them having the garment as a display for a month.  I'm really looking forward to giving it a try.  I'll be able to make my first in April, which is the same month the new catalogs come out, so I'm not certain if I'll be in time to make anything from this release or not, but either way, it should be an awesome way to get some sewing in.

Secondly:  I may be starting a second job!  I've always heard that they best way to find a job is to have a job, and maybe it's true.  One of the ladies I work with also works doing alterations at a dry cleaners.  They were looking for another seamstress, so I've been introduced to the boss and I'm to start next week.  I'm a little nervous, but we'll see how it goes.  Stay tuned.

Thirdly:  Just because I haven't been sewing Historical doesn't mean I haven't been sewing.  I've finished my Portrait Blouse, so stay tuned for a reveal post and a review of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing soon.  And I've got a finished plaid skirt to show you as well.  And two more projects underway, including my first authentic vintage pattern!

Fourthly:  I'm considering starting to do a Better Fit Friday series where I go through pattern adjustments on 1/4 scale patterns.  Would there be any interest in following along?

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