To Sew or Not to Sew
I have stated before on this blog that I sew. This statement might have been a little inflated. I own a sewing machine. I have sewn throw pillows, curtains, valances and a skirt for a Halloween Minnie Mouse costume (because one cannot find a plus-size red and white polka dot skirt – trust me!). But, I have never read a pattern, or owned a pattern, or looked at a pattern. I just kinda wing it.
But recently, my domestic instinct seems to be kicking in. I feel like I want to sew – for real. I would be proud to see Edward running around in a pair of shorts I made or to sport a cute skirt or PJ bottoms I made for myself. What I can’t decide is if it is worth it. I buy the vast majority of Edward’s clothes at garage sales or second-hand stores. We have also been really fortunate to get tons of hand-me-downs. And for me, my wardrobe is usually from Target or Old Navy with the occasional Kohl’s & JC Penney sprinkled in. We aren’t fashion-less, but not fashionistas by any means. So, would sewing even make sense? I would try to learn on my own, so there are no class costs to consider. But, from my experience in home decor fabrics, the fabric at fabric stores isn’t that much cheaper than just buying clothes. Plus, there is the time. So, I wonder, is this an activity to which I want to devote my time? I mean, pride in watching someone wear something I have made is one thing, but I also enjoy down-time.
What do you think…to sew or not to sew?