Hi there! Have you ever wondered how much and when do other seamstresses get their sew on? I know I do! Am I just terribly nosy? Perhaps. But in the interest of science and blog fun, I decided to track my sewing for the month of April to see how much and on what projects do I spend my free time. Isn’t everyone’s free time spent sewing?
Turns out, I spent 46 and a half hours sewing in April! Holy Cow! That is highly unusual, I suspect, but I will need more data to determine (I might as well just keep this experiment up for a few months. I, at least, found it fascinating). A big factor in all that free time was my paid work was slow. I am a content coordinator for a website, and sometimes there are lots of updates and changes, and sometimes there isn’t. That works great for me, I like things flexible, and I work from home. So, lucky me, I had lots of extra time this month to spend in my favorite room of the house!
Another factor in April was my excitement over 2 big projects– my Ikat jacket and making my first pair of jeans. Both of these were so fun I couldn’t tear myself away! I also made a full muslin of the jacket that took 10 hours (while stopping frequently to watch the Craftsy class Sew Better, Sew Faster) and I muslined the jeans, also. The actual jeans are not even finished yet, but in the end, I hope to have a great pair of black jeans I can wear with everything and a Tried and True pattern so I can make every color and crazy pattern of jeans imaginable. I live in jeans 9 days out of 10, so making my own pairs would be a game changer for me!
The Cascade skirt is finished and you get a sneak peek of it in my MMM Week 1 round up. It will be fun to style up and take pictures of for the blog, but I don’t think I’ll have much to say on the construction. Only 2 hours from start to finish. It sure was a nice easy skirt after these giant monster projects I have taken on lately.
I noticed that I would spend about an hour a day sewing, skipping some days, but then spending a good chunk of time on Sunday getting deep into it. Does everyone in your family call it “Sew Sunday” also? That’s a thing, right?
I would love to know how much time others spend sewing, how long projects take them, and how they fit it all into their busy lives. I guess I’ll just admit I’m nosy. There, I said it.