One of my ongoing goals is to gain balance in my life. To do this I have reduced my work week to 4 full days from 5 and I have tried saying “No” to requests on my time. So hard to do! I am a classic overcommitter. When I started sewing it was to help get balance in my personal life. I didn’t have anything that was mine. Now that I have started following sewing blogs and wanting to challenge myself further, I have noticed that this hobby can knock my finely tuned balance.
My dilemna now is, Should I join the MPB Mens Shirt Sew Along?
Pros: 1)I want to sew a mens shirt. I mentioned that very topic here. 2) The pattern chosen (though you can chose another) is Colette’s Negroni which I mentioned in the same post as in pro #1. 3) It’s being led by a guy. This shouldn’t really make a difference but, come one, how many guys do you know that sew? Okay, my brother does but that’s about it. It will be a unique male perspective on the task. (Also, click the MPB pic to get to Peter’s blog for a 20% discount on the pattern!) 4) I want to make something that my hubby can be proud to show off. I’m not a domestic goddess by any stretch. I am a great partner, motivator, life coach, cheerleader for my husband and friends but I am not someone you would call Suzie Homemaker. Now that I sew it is a chance to make something for my hub that is really homey (hopefully not homely).
Cons: 1) TIME! What am I thinking? I am doing the Pendrell Blouse Sew Along and I have a dress and coat to make that has a due date of mid-March. 2) Ummm….really just the time thing.
That being said, I encourage others to join this sew along. Peter is very skilled at men’s clothing (and women’s too actually). It will be fun and educational, for sure. So I wholeheartedly endorse the MPB Mens Shirt Sew Along even if Idon’t end up participating.
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