Today is day 6 of Kid’s Clothes Week! Are you finishing some things you started. Or maybe even starting something new?! It’s hard not to be inspired to sew when looking through all the amazing clothes in the kcw community. It also can be a little frustrating. Here are pages and pages of beautiful finished garments and I have piles of half-finished and totally wonky, ill-fitting clothes. Do you ever feel like that?
Sewing is not all wine and roses (though a little wine does help). There are kcw days where every seam you sew is wrong, or the shirt you made for your toddler fits you, or the buttonholer does everything except make actual buttonholes. If kcw has taught me anything, it’s that confronting your mistakes is not that awful. It sure feels like it’s going to be, but when you sit down and either try to fix the mistakes, or just solider on in spite of them, it’s empowering. And it ignites a sort of creative fire too. Does this happen to you? Have you had any big missteps this kcw? Did you, as Tim Gunn would say, make it work?