Today I am wearing a garment that’s not mine to keep. It’s the eyelet tunic for my friend that I have blogged about intermittently for the last four months or so. The design is very much her idea and the collaboration has gone really smoothly. I think it helped a lot that she was very specific about what she wanted. Another crucial thing was that I first made a muslin were I tried out the design ideas so that we could evaluate and tweak them.
While I have sewn for 25 years and probably churned out hundreds of garments, just a smidgen of those has been for others than myself. I think mostly it’s because sewing is very much “me time” a creative outlet to develop my ideas and my dream garments. Also sewing for others and realizing their ideas can be a risky path to take, since some things just doesn’t work out as well as one had hoped. And they are the ones who has to wear it.
How do you feel about this issue? Do you sew for others or is it something you prefer not to do?