Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Alright, let's try this again.

It’s hard to believe that it has been almost 2 years since I wrote my last blogpost. Time flies at an incredible pace. The reason why it’s been that long? When I think about this I come up with several reasons:
  • I finally landed that permanent job. But it’s fulltime, sooo... (I’m not complaning, I lóve my new job, its awesome and I’m dead proud of finding a job I had set my heart on and convincing my boss that I’m worth to be there for the long run). 
  • I wasn’t inspired to write about anything, felt like I had nothing interesting to tell and no-one would miss my writing. 
  • The thought that blogging is not popular anymore. Seeing lots of bloggers stop eventually. If the 'great ones' out there are losing readers, then why should I even bother.... 
  • And last but not least, I gained some weight which caused me to think that the things I was sewing didn’t look nice on me and I wasn't particularly keen on posting any pictures. (Yeah I know, shame on me…).

The fact that I’m writing now is not a guarantee that I’m back on track, but hey, we’ll see. At least for now there’s the intention to pick it up again. What triggered me is possibly the fact that lately my sewingmojo has returned with a vengeance. I’ve got lots of plans and browse the internet for fabric on a regular basis. And let's not forget the big fabric-markets we have here in the Netherlands!
Another thing that has fuelled my returning fun in sewing is following fellow-sewists on social media like facebook and instagram. But most of all youtube. There are so many great, lovely, funny, educating, eyecandy youtube channels out there!! My playlist is long and gets refilled every day. I hardly watch any ‘normal’ TV anymore. If I have to describe those channels with one word it’s ‘Inspirational’.

Right now I’m at the point of starting a simple t-shirt. As I mentioned I gained some weight and therefore my bodyshape has changed a bit. I’d like to create a good fitting t-shirt pattern that I can use as a basic. For that I’ll change a pattern I’ve used in the past. It’s not complicated but I just find it hard to get the fit right.
Adjusting patterns is something that has become a regular part of my sewing anyway. It is a bit timeconsuming but pays off. There’s still room for improvement in that area but that’s okay. We’re learning as we go and that’s a good thing.

Anywho, this week I’m off from work and there are a few plans on my list. It’s not a goal to finish them all, but I’m happy with whatever I get finished.
So first off it’s the basic t-shirt. Just simple, short-sleeved, with a rounded neck finished with a binding. I love the pink and grey fabric I’m gonna use for this. Me loves a good stripe you know. Maybe I can play a little with the stripes to give it some details. Hmm...I like that idea.

Talk to you next time. And hopefully soon ;-)


Sigrid said...

Congrats on the job😀 and nice to see you again. It’s been a while but wouldn’t have thought it was 2 years. I know blogging is not done as much any more, still my preferred social medium.

mem said...

Weel its good to see you back . I have great admiration for bloggers . I tried it once but couldnt keep p the commitment and sew not to mention the technical issues I had at the time .

G said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to reading more!

Janine said...

Welcome back ! I hope you do find your blogging joy again as I loved reading about your sewing especially the Knipmode projects.