Hey everybody, today I'm taking part in the writing process blog hop that's been, well, hopping around. This blog (along with blogging in general) is still relatively new to me, so I don't have a clear "process", really, but maybe you can learn something from this anyway! I was nominated by the lovely and kind Nilla from Purple Pleats.
Why do I blog?
Mostly to be connected with the other amazing seamstresses I would keep up with on their own blogs/instagram/whatever. I've been so inspired by the incredible wealth of knowledge and talent to come from other blogs, and I wanted to - if possible - be able to inspire others as well. I also use this blog to promote the ready to wear knits I sell on Etsy and the patterns I have on this website, but they have pretty much become the secondary reason for this blog.
What is my writing process?
The short (and probably lame) answer is that I don't have one. I should - ideally I would take more notes while sewing and share them with you, or write up a draft in an email and edit it before posting, but I just don't do that. True fact - I never wrote rough drafts for essays or papers in school if I didn't have to. Not even in college. It's a bad practice I've gotten myself into, especially since I don't read as much as I once did and my writing clearly suffers from it.
How does this blog differ from other sewing blogs?
Lame answer again, sorry: it's because the other wonderful ladies writing sewing blogs out there are not me - and I'm not them. When I started this blog I think I put a lot of pressure on myself to write as eloquently as Heather, or give as much instruction and help as Maddie, or in general be as cool as Sallie or Jen - but this blog wouldn't really show my personality if it were trying to look like someone else's blog.
Probably the very practical answer to this, though, is that 1) I show a lot of knitting, so it's not even a sewing - specific blog. 2) I'm still super new to sewing, and up until a little over a year ago I didn't even know how to thread a bobbin. 3) The reason I started sewing is probably different, but I think it's something we all care about; the unethical garment industry.
A current WIP is...
The jeans I've been working on forever, a split back top that I just finished drafting (here's to hoping that works), some Ohhh Lulu things, some socks that I'm knitting, along with a hat that I'm designing, and a knitting related video tutorial.
I'm nominating...umm...I didn't actually email anyone about this because, I um...didn't think about it. So Ebony, if you see this I'm nominating you. Sorry it's so unprofessional!
I hope you guys enjoyed reading about my writing process. Oddly enough, it was really difficult to write.
The pattern for the New Leaf Hat is here!
Matt Chandler talks for like two minutes about the hurdle of perfectionism which, while men can struggle with it too, is largely a female issue. I know that I definitely struggle with it. Full disclosure - it totally plays out while I'm sewing, but I would say it more often discourages me from trying to be a better or nicer person because I feel like I'll never be kind enough or nice enough. It's something my teachers pointed out, friends have pointed it out, I can certainly point it out - that I will just give up all trying unless I know I can do it perfectly.
Have a great week everyone!