Monday, August 13, 2012

No sewing Mojo, and uncreative contests

EDIT:  I wanted to make a note that the contest rules have been changed so that the key piece only has to "go with" your other pieces, and does not have to be worn with every piece.  Yay for that change!

I am still not sure if I will be participating, but I think I'll give it a go. :)
Original post:

I haven't been blogging much, and I've been sewing even less.  Yes, I made the Dr. Horrible coat, but even that took me over a month, and I got NO comments at all.  Not one.  I feel like I'm living in a vacuum.  Even James just kind of said "cool".  One month of

I just seem to have lost the mojo.  I still have a desire to sew, but I look in my sewing room, and pick out fabrics and patterns, and then end up doing nothing.  I don't quite know why.

I had been looking forward to the "Mini-Wardrobe" contest at PR, even already having picked out matching fabrics and patterns, hoping it would help motivate me to start making some of the things I have been planning to make for too long, but the rules are extremely limiting.  When pointing this out, I get a lot of "Think outside the box!" and "contest aren't just about YOU" type of comments.

Well, the the contest rules are a box you aren't allowed to think outside of, and I know contests aren't about ME, but they should encourage people to sew, not discourage them.  I know I wasn't the only one who found the forced layering or else forced topper key piece to be extremely limiting, about half the people commenting clearly agree.
Leggings are not me, and I don't have time to make a jacket (which you MUST make, though many people don't seem to understand this yet) AND pants, AND 3 other things in only 4 weeks.  The people who think they can use a button up blouse as their key piece...let's see how they feel when they realize that it is impossible with the rules as they are.  Jacket and/or pants, those are your options, with jacket being the far superior option.  No dress allowed at ALL unless I make the jacket my key piece, which forces me to make pants as well, and I can't make both, I just can't in 4 weeks. :(  VERY LIMITING!!

Well anyway, I still hope to make my jacket, dress and a top soon, if I can find the motivation.  It would be nice to have a community to work with, but it seems PR is becoming more and more...elitist?  I don't know, just not very supportive.

Maybe I'm just overly tired.  Since James has started school I am tired all the time, and kind of lonely, heh.  

Well back to...housecleaning and playing with Liz I guess.