Not Really My Sewing Project Anymore

It quickly came apparent last night I have almost no sewing experience. I had no idea how to read the markings on the pattern. Mom showing me how to do it became her almost basically sewing it all. I have been able to cut the fabric out and sew the straps, but that's about it. I picked the pattern from how the dress looked, but had no idea the sewing I would need to know to complete it. It requires pleating and altering because it doesn't fit my body shape quite right. I have no experience with any of this. I'm watching and trying to learn. For right now though, it has become my mother's sewing project. At least I know my mother is doing this right and I can't screw it up too badly. So I'm in here writing my blog, while she's in the other room sewing my dress. I feel bad. This was my project. I wanted to complete it, but I just don't have enough sewing experience to do something on this level. This really sucks.

The other day I picked up my artwork from the county fair. I had won in a few areas and got a whopping $27 check for my winnings. The thing is I also had the most points of all that entered in the art division so I also won the sweepstakes prize. The prize for it was $15 gift card to JoAnn's fabric. Not big winnings at all. The economy has taken it's toll on the fair for sure. Three years ago my winnings was three times as much and every year it gets more puny. I got a first place ribbon is watercolors still life, sculpture, pastels, acrylic painting of a landscape, and pen and ink. I got a second place ribbon in acrylic painting portrait and watercolors landscape.
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Heather said...

I love the pear piece.

Elizabeth said...

Don't get discouraged. You are obviously a creative person. The next sewing project will be yours.

Inspire Others said...

Hi Shana,
reading on this post, Congrats on your winnings and like Elizabeth said; don't get discouraged! I began selling my artworks and exhibiting in galleries when I first won in an art contest back in 2008 and I'm still working on it. Participating, Networking with other artists and learning from those experiences is the most rewarding feeling I ever get off. So keep on creating! you are doing a wonderful job.
Big Hugs,