She loves me, she loves me not

For me, sewing is my passion, even thought there are definitely some aspects of the sewing process that I don't love.

So in honour of Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought I'd share some of the things I love about sewing, and some of the things I don't.

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Print-at-home patterns are the worst (and the best)

You know when you really just want to dive in and start sewing, but you bought a PDF pattern and first you have to tape it all together and that just ruins your mojo? This is a story about how my sewing mojo was ruined, but in the end, wasn't ruined at all.

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On selfish sewing and motivation

If you're reading this blog, you probably know exactly what I'm talking about. With new patterns come new levels of tedium: tracing the pattern out, cutting the pattern pieces out, tracing it out (again) onto the toile fabric, cutting it out (again!), and then figuring out the quirks of that pattern... only to have to trace it out yet again (onto the fashion fabric) and cut it out one last time before you can get to the relaxing, fun part of actually sewing the garment together

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