Thursday, April 16, 2009

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you so much to Wendy, CarlaF, Webfrau, Faye Lewis, Gwen, Beth Conky, Mamafitz, LoisK, Gaylen and Sarah for talking back to my confession last Friday! I asked what people love most about sewing.

Interestingly, the most commonly mentioned favorite bits were the beginning and ending parts of the sewing process:
  • up front - shopping for the fabric & patterns (including fabric fondling!), dreaming and planning (11 votes)

  • at the end - having the finished product come out as planned and fit (5 votes)
Of course, lots of middle bits were called out too - tracing / altering the pattern, pressing and/or ironing, draping, researching and learning new techniques, making all the little decisions throughout the process that culminate in the final garment being uniquely and completely yours. :)

And some people included things that are associated with sewing, but not actual steps - for example, Faye mentioned how much she enjoys just being in her sewing room (me too!) and Sarah captured these things very eloquently, "...the camraderie of sewing with people, and the peach that comes from sewing alone... getting bit by the bug that just makes you want to plan and sew for hours on end... and having the time to do it." I couldn't have said it better myself! ;)

BTW, Wendy correctly identified the windows in my photo as windows from B&J in New York City! :)

Thanks again to everyone who took the time and effort to talk back! :)

Photo credit: Anta