|Age 17, Crescent Beach, South Carolina|
Blog hop, be bop. Can’t help myself. Dear friend Angela at Collected Yarns passed the baton to me this week. This is such fun! On to the particulars…
1. What am I working on?
My usual odd assortment! Cotton pillowcases for my daughter, PJ tops (I think of this as utility sewing, I seem to ‘lose’ PJ tops like others lose socks), fall pants and tunics, and a couple dress patterns. I’m also reconsidering a piece of faux fur that has bested me in the past. To overcome my apprehension of all that pesky fur, I’m considering cutting and sewing the whole thing in the garage.
I don’t sew with a plan – I’m a joyfully retired technologies project manager. After 30 years of working to requirements, schedules, and expectations, I’m not going there! I’m enjoying my unfinished projects.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I live in south Florida, so I primarily sew garments that are comfortable in a perpetually warm climate.
|With sister Susie and Mom|
4. How does my writing/creating process work? Ok, here comes my project manager side…
Visuals: I take photos from the time I open a pattern through completion and modeling of the garment.
Background: I also take notes the whole time (I keep them in my Evernote pattern file).
Workup: I evaluate my photos in Photoscape and discard
the ones the hundreds I don’t think I’ll use. I generally end up with a basic set of views, including the pattern line art. Photoscape and Picasa, both of which are free software, are the only editing tools I use.
Writing: I don’t write a blog post until a garment is done, and then it just seems to flow. I try for a natural voice that’s easy to read, so I break a lot of punctuation rules. I do try to be mindful of guidelines for reading level, use of white space, etc. I spell-check!