I know that by now, the sewing blogosphere is getting a little bit tired of the whole blog hop thing. So I apologise in advance for hopping on the bandwagon (pun intended), but my good friend Chuleelan over at CSews nominated me and it would be rude to refuse! I met Chuleelan when I lived in Berkeley, and she’s a lovely person, and a great seamstress, too. Basically, if you’re not aware, the blog hop (or this one at least) is just four questions about the blogging process. So let’s hop to it!
1. Why do I write?
Why indeed. I write because I enjoy it. I’ve always enjoyed writing, from when I was a small child writing about otter tea parties, to my Livejournal I’ve had for the past 14 years. I write this blog, specifically, because I like to show off my sewing creations and be part of the sewing community. It’s nice to share a hobby with others who enjoy doing the same.
2. What am I working on?
I’m almost finished the interminable StyleArc Camilla blouse, which I asked for fitting help on, oh, back in August. I’m very much the opposite of fast fashion right now, it would seem. The whole thing has been an uphill battle from start to (very nearly) finish, and I’m just waiting on some snap buttons to arrive in the mail to be done with it. I’ve also cut out the PDF pattern to make Luke a Colette Negroni shirt, which I’m pretty excited about making! In non-sewing-but-still-crafting news, I’m halfway through knitting a sweater my Mom showed me in a Spotlight magazine, which is what I do in the evenings when my sewing has gone tits up yet again.
3. How does my blog differ from others in its genre?
I’m not really sure that it does. I’m not bothered by this, though – I never’t set out to make an violently different sewing blog. It’s just stuff I like to make, usually cute, and rambling on how I made it.
4. How does my writing process work?
I start with photos. Usually three or four, sometimes a couple of extras if the inside of the garment is worth displaying. Then I just type up the rest around those, trying to cover all the aspects of construction, type of fabric, cost, pattern review – those kind of things. I don’t plan it much, or read over it after I’ve written it – it’s just off the cuff.
Every once in a while I’ll feel a bit stressed that I haven’t blogged in a while, and think maybe people will forget I exist, and think about making a more introspective, navel-gazing blog post, but I usually resist the temptation because I figure I’d rather have good content worth waiting for than boring drivel no one wants to read.
Now comes the part where I’m supposed to nominate two other bloggers to answer these questions, but I feel like everyone on my sewing blog feed has already done it (or maybe it just feels that way(, so I’ll pass on that part of it.
Hopefully I’ll actually have a finished garment to show off soon!