Friday, July 25, 2014

Ready to Throw in the Towel and Very Discouraged

One of the purposed of starting this blog was to if only to track my journey back into sewing.  Many things have changed and maybe I haven't given it enough time.  It just seems like I have more flops than successful pieces that I'm excited about.  When I use to sew years ago late 70s and early 80s, I don't ever remember having to sew a muslin.  The only changes I had to make pattern wise was just the length, patterns just seemed to fit.  Now, it seems like a guessing game even after looking at the measurements on the patterns.  It could also be a body shape issue as well, the ole gray mare ain't what she use to be, and have a few extra pounds and no longer the size 4.  It just frustrates me that not only am I wasting material, but I have also spent alot of time sewing something that has to be altered and altered.  By time I get the muslin made, I am not in the sewing mood any more.  I have a huge stash of fabric, and patterns, but I am questioning myself....do I really want to continue to sew or just throw in the towel?  I can't get back into the groove of sewing....frustrated and just venting...