“Selfish” Sewing


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It feels like there’s some sort of conspiration going on to get mommy sewists sewing for themselves for a change.  There’s Selfish Sewing Week next week, Me Made May coming up, and the Spring Top Sewalong that I know of.  And Project Sewn coming up in May!  In a blogging world that’s usually all about making for your kids, this probably temporary shift is huge!

Maybe I’m more sensitive to it because I’m feeling a bit burnt out on kids’ clothes.  I have ideas floating around for things I want to make them but I have no energy for it.  I really want, no, need to use my creative energies for myself right now.  My whole life revolves around taking care of others and like I said, I’m burnt out.  I need to take care of me.  These sew-alongs are so welcome right now!

That being said, why do we have to call it selfish?  Why is using my time and energy to care and make for myself called selfish?  I’ve been guilty of using that term before but no more.  Well, I guess I’ll be using the term selfish when referring to Selfish Sewing Week but that’s it.  I put a lot of effort and love into the garments I make my kids and I deserve the same from myself to myself.  Moms, let’s just stop this.  Self-care isn’t selfish.

I only have a few items I’ve made for myself that I consistently wear.  They make me so happy.  Wearing an item I love, knowing that I made it?  I think it might feel even better than when my girls love the clothes I make them!  So I’ve gotten a head start on Selfish Sewing Week.  I’ve started sewing up something for myself that I’ve been wanting to make for months.  I’ve had the fabric and pattern lying there, waiting for me to make time for myself.  It’s time.

 

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

Posted in Plans, Sewing

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