So, it’s been a while…

Well it’s been an embarrassingly long time since my last blog post. It was back in June! The last few months have really whizzed past and there hasn’t been a massive amount of sewing! I have got a few unblogged projects to share though, although if you follow me on Instagram you’ll no doubt have seen them by now.

New Look 6217 Thimble End

It’s mid-way through November and I’ve realised that I haven’t achieved any of my sewing goals this year. So how’s that Vintage Pledge going? Fail. Winter coat? Fail. Lots of handmade clothes using all the patterns I’ve bought this year? Fail.

Thimble End PDF pattern Megan Nielsen Kelly Skirt IKEA scissors

I’ll admit, it’s put me in a bit of funk but it has taught me one thing: stop setting myself goals that I’m likely to fail at. Oh and stop being so hard on myself when I fail to reach the goals I’ve pointlessly set.

This year I’ve gotten so caught up in what other people are sewing that I feel like a failure if I don’t keep up. This is obviously ridiculous. A hobby shouldn’t make me feel bad! Going forward I’m just going to sew when I feel like it and that will make me a lot happier. I’m not setting any goals for making certain things and I’m not going to feel like I should buy stuff (fabric, patterns, etc.) because it feels like everyone else is. That sounded more negative than I meant it to, but hopefully you know what I mean. I want to love sewing again!

Something that is making me happy this month is Bimble and Pimble’s Sewvember (#bpsewvember) on Instagram. It’s been really nice to look back through past sewing projects to find photos for each prompt and, as always, I love seeing everyone else’s photos and finding new people to follow on Instagram. If you’re taking part, let me know your IG handle 🙂

Toria

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