In the last few months I have been trying to conquer my overwhelming perfectionism. It really kills my sewing mojo at times. Let me explain.
There is nothing I really love more than nice neat straight stitches. A well put together garment is delightful. And I really really love the part where people comment, "you made that? It looks store bought!"
I am also guilty of looking at others terrible garments, and lamenting that they are so terrible. Heh, I cant believe I just owned up to that.
So while pushing myself constantly to achieve perfection I slowly became exhausted, and my motivation to sew was lost. I have enough going on in my life that if I don't enjoy sewing, I don't sew. So my lovely readers, perfectionism must go.
You know what? All those people with terrible garments, wonky top stitching and a terrible fit,
they are all still sewing!
And I guarantee they are enjoying it. Putting fabrics together and having fun, seeing their garments worn and loved. I want to be one of them. So these are the specific things I am going to work on.
- Overlocking is my friend.
- Backstitch and trim is fine.
- If something fits a little bit wonky, too bad. Seriously, I never try clothes on my children at the store and I NEVER care about the fit of that garment when I get home.
- Absolutely no one but me notices wonky top stitching, and I do not have to photograph it for you readers ;)
There are plenty of other points I need to work on so may update you guys in future.
I really want to get back into the sewing room! :) Can you think of anything else I can add to the list?