One of the things I love most on Karen’s Blog: Did you make that is her ability to
talk write so well about her inner thoughts and engage us with her daily musings. My ultimate favourite section is the true confessions.
It’s about time I have a little sewing related confessions.
PDF’s Failures encounters
It’s not that I find them difficult, but the added extra step of printing and gluing a PDF pattern really bothers me. Sewing for me isn’t a very quick process and fitting adjustments is always present and complex that I feel that sometimes why should I bother at all with patterns.
I tried to like PDF’s, I swear, but they always end up as UFO’s. Maybe my dislike of them causes me to lose my sewjo. I even avoid to be a tester due to the need to sew from a pdf!
Oona challenged me to try Pattern Runaway after I mention I needed to try more independent patterns and I started the One shoulder Bow dress in time for her birthday bash. The post about the pattern it’s been sitting on my draft box for 6 months waiting me to actually finish the dress.
The two big projects I wanted to make in 2012 were a coat and a blouse. Both haven’t been accomplished because there is always a project with better appeal. Underline, the issue is that I’m quite afraid of starting them. Not that I am afraid of failing.. failing it’s an important part of sewing but because the length time the projects would take. My heart desires quick satisfaction these days.
That also affected my quilting and knitting as those take serious time commitment.
I am suffering from long term project commitment phobia !!!
Unfortunately we all are likely to suffer for lack of sewing desire and the worst part of the condition it’s the terrible guilty feeling that make us think “I should be sewing instead of watching TV”.
My problem is lack of productivity consistency, where I’m referring as sewjo imbalance. I am always caught up in a roller coaster of high productivity with periods of total unproductiveness. I need to find a routine that fulfil my sewing desire that I can maintain long term.
My sewing life has known lot of idle time as started to fill it during sickness and as I get busier and busier my sewing time have been pushed aside. I need to create a consistent sewing life schedule. I heard a lot of the 15 minutes sewing time, great if it works for others but I cannot work like that. I like full immersion on what I am doing, it’s part of the pleasure of a hobby! I know that in future creating 10 outfits in 2 months isn’t really a realistic target. More like 4 if easy or 1 if complex but a consistent productivity.
Do you suffer from any of those? Anything you want to confess too? Go on… I am so curious!