Sew Slow…

You may be doubting me, but I really am working on a project.  I promise!  Look, proof:

Taking Flight
Taking Flight

This was taken a few days ago, but I’m horrible about taking “in progress” pictures, so it’s all I have for now. 

I’m currently making a blouse out of the beautiful Britex printed silk that I mentioned before.  It is such a gorgeous fabric…and I only have one little yard of it…and they’re sold out now!  So I’m going very slowly to make sure I don’t mess up.  And…let’s face it, I’m just a slow seamstress. 

I absolutely admire those of you who whip up 7-10 garments per month!  You definitely need Super Sewist capes!

Conquering the world one garment at a time!
Conquering the world one garment at a time!

Which brings me to a topic that I’ve often wondered about – how do you find time to sew as often as you like?  I struggle with time management.  I leave my house before 6:00 AM for work, get home around 5:00 PM…then there’s exercising with Mr. Thimble…dinner…cleaning the kitchen…every-day household chores, and early to bed so I can wake up at 5:00 the next morning.  I only have a couple of hours that I could possibly spend sewing during week nights, and usually I’m so exhausted I can’t force myself off of our oh-so-comfy couch to do it.

 Should i just accept the fact that I’ll never be a Super Sewist?  Or should I learn to adjust to less sleep?  That option is dangerous though…I closely resemble this lovely creature when I am sleep-deprived: 

Head of Medusa. Marble, 1630.
Head of Medusa. Marble, 1630. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Please share your words of wisdom!

5 thoughts on “Sew Slow…

  1. I’m a stay at home mom (with a Kindergartner) and even I sometimes have trouble finding time to sew. If I had a full time job it would probably be a weekend only type of hobby, because my time management skills are nonexistent. However, I wouldn’t worry about trying to churn out 7-10 garments a month, because then you might feel guilty about how many clothes you have crammed into your closet or how you wish you’d have spent more time with your husband/kid/pets/etc. Take your time and enjoy the process… 🙂

    1. Wow! You have your hands full! My Mom was a SAH Mom also, and I never remember her having a moment to herself when we were kids. I’m impressed! You’re so right. Thanks for the advice 🙂

  2. Ooh, that silk is beautiful! I’m with you– I work about 70-75 hours a week, so I’m cooked by the time I get home and just collapse into bed. I sew on the weekends quite a bit as my hubs plays hockey and occasionally has to work. I wish I had more time to dedicate during the week to sewing so my whole weekend wouldn’t be hogged up by it.

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