I was reading through a new blog (written by a man) yesterday and something he wrote got me thinking.
He mentioned how men's clothing is usually about precision, tailoring and making things look impeccable. And, I realized, he's pretty much right, and maybe that's why I shy away so much from sewing men's stuff.
I have a confession. I'm a lazy/sloppy sewer.
I don't normally finish seams, I'm always looking for a shortcut and if the fabric will let me get away with it... I don't even HEM stuff!
I sew because I like fun clothing that fits me. And I like instant gratification. I love making clothes from unusual and interesting fabric or from amazing and (often vintage) patterns. Even better if it's both. I want people to KNOW I'm wearing something that they couldn't find at the store and yet they are still surprised when I tell them I made it myself.
All of that is pretty much missing from men's clothing - and that's kind of sad. And that's also why I have such a hard time sewing for my husband even though he's asked me more then a few times.
I know - this post isn't really going anywhere... except to say that I really do want to make my hubby stuff, and I really would like to find a way to make this a 'fun' activity for me so that I'm motivated to do so. Maybe it means that I should TRY going for perfection now and then. Spend the time and effort to make that couture piece of clothing where every stitch is impeccable... Hmm well if I do, I may just make sure it's men's wear so that I can let my husband enjoy my hobby too.