Catching up on all of last week’s blog entries yesterday I came across several posts devoted to answering this very question from Erica B‘s blog:
So, my question to is: What do you sew? Is it for entertainment purposes only? Are you a “weekend seamstress” that just enjoys sewing a cute piece or two for the satisfaction of just sewing? Or are you in it to win it — like those of us that are serious about wardrobe building and always ready to learn a new technique and add more skills to your sewing repertoire?
This is a question that has been weighing on my mind since before Erica B. posted it. This is a prime source of several of my goals for 2014. I am definitely not as prolific a seamstress as I would like to be, nor do I construct the types of garments currently that I would like to. I intend to be more mindful of the sewing that I am doing and to make both timeless “staples” and fun “pop” pieces. I am most definitely serious about wardrobe building and building my skill set. After a hiatus from sewing that lasted several years I feel like I am starting from scratch on many fronts. The basics may be like riding a bike, the more complicated techniques require ongoing practice and I am definitely out of practice. Last year, I was a weekend warrior. This year, I am in it to win it.