Posted by Peg in South Carolina
And maybe even a bit grouchy…………
It all started innocently enough: I decided to make a bra. Yes, in case you didn’t hear me correctly, a brassiere.
I do sew. As a matter of fact, I sew pretty well. I don’t sew a lot anymore. Mostly just occasionally on weekends. Weekends are when I do non-weaving things I enjoy. Sewing is one of those things.
Because I like to sew, I follow a few sewing blogs. Not many. Just a few blogs that really interest me. I don’t comment. I just haunt them. Until one blogger suggested a bra sew-along.
This blogger sews beautiful bras.
I love beautiful things.
The mountain was in front of me.
I joined the bra sew-along.
To say the least, things have not gone well, and I haven’t even started sewing a bra. It took me at least a week to decide on a pattern, and then I finally bought two patterns because I just didn’t know what to look for.
And I also decided I would start with a camisole and panties. Sort of work my way up to the bra. The camisole was a disaster and I hated the panties. I sulked. I posted on the sew-along. I sulked some more.
I knew what was wrong. The basic thing was that I hated the fabric. So I ordered the right fabric and figured out what to do right with it.
And then I ordered the fabric and supplies for the bra. How many hours did I spend in front of the computer trying to figure out who to order from and exactly what to order? Hours down a seemingly endless hole.
For the past ten days it seems I have spending much of my life on the internet trying to get all of this sorted out. Weaving has suffered. I have been so anxious that I’ve neglected my aerobic exercising, though not my yoga. Even my bum ankle squawks at me when I sit for too long in front of the computer.
But at last I feel like I am coming out of that dark hole that sits in the computer screen and finally returning. It feels good to be leaving behind all that anxiety. Sewing can return to being a fun weekend activity, a change of pace from weaving activities.