I've been thinking a lot about this lately, and I want to try and focus more on sewing. I don't want to sacrifice knitting, though! I just want to dedicate a little time regularly to sewing, so that I can gain confidence and improve my skills. There are so many sewing projects I'd like to make, and so many fabrics I've acquired that I want to use! So, I hope to focus on sewing a bit this weekend. Maybe I'll come up with a fun Project Spectrum related concept. I have one to share that I made during the first phase of PS, but my photos of it aren't all that impressive. I'm still hoping that the recipient will oblige me with some better photos before I post it (nudges in Jill's direction).
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Itching to sew
I've been neglecting my sewing machine lately. I have all these beautiful fabrics staring at me, all these patterns and books screaming my name, and nothing. I've just been doing other things. One, of course, is knitting. I feel more confident in my knitting than sewing skills. Sewing, although I have more years of exposure and experience with it, is still rather unnerving. I think it's because I feel as if my skills should such that I can proceed without much direction, or without completely following a pattern to a T. With knitting, I find improvisation less intimidating, and so I feel more in control of the process.