Nobody is prophet in his own country
You might have noticed that after being unusually productive in January, it’s been very calm since the beginning of February. My sewing mojo leaving is due to a remark from someone from my own household (!) suggesting they didn’t hold too much of my sewing abilities. It made me wonder if this was true and if most of my self-made garments are ill-fitted, or if said person was negatively biased by knowing that I make some of what I wear. We sewers know that at least the intent of making our own clothes is to have them fit and look better than RTW but I believe at least some other people think nothing a self-taught hobby sewer makes will ever be quite as good as RTW. Because, you know, RTW comes from the shop! Fortunately, I also got plenty of flattering remarks on my overall look in general and on my clothing (and lately make-up!) in particular, from fellow bloggers and non co-workers since (I admit at least one of them recently got hired and might just feel the need to compliment his new co-workers to fit in. Time will show…). In any way, it reminded myself that sewing is my hobby and that the activity in itself and the garment that are produced thereby do not have to please anybody else than myself. So where’s my sewing machine at?