I recently posted a fun video on my IG account with a concept that was inspired by a Cold Play video that I saw some years ago. I used a song from Taylor Swifts new album. I loved how it turned out but I think that the algorithm didn’t know what to do with that. 😆
There are probably not too many black women in my age group listening to Taylor Swift, BUT that is ok. I still like it.
Making IG reels has become a creative outlet for me. The older I get the more I realize that I need to have a creative outlet in my life for my emotional and mental well-being.
It’s also very rewarding to bring something to life that only exists in your imagination. I guess that’s probably what also attracted me to sewing.
While I still sew for myself, I made the decision not to have sewing as a central focus for my content.
I Have To Confess
When I was trying to be a sewing blogger, I made a lot of pieces that I didn’t really want to wear after I posted them. Oftentimes I only made pieces for the sake of having something to post.
Some of the pieces were impractical and some of the pieces were rushed and poorly made.
It felt like I was creating my own fast fashion.
Sewn Pieces Are Sometimes Worse Than Fast Fashion
Let’s face it, every piece of clothing that we make or buy will not work out, even with the best of intentions.
In my opinion, the pieces that I was creating were even worse than Fast Fashion, because they were tailored to my unique body and tastes.
Sure, custom pieces are cool to look at on IG but they probably won’t sell as quickly on the second hand market.
Additionally, it’s also very exhausting to try to keep up with all of the latest pattern styles. Not only are you spending money to buy patterns, fabrics, and supplies; you are also spending precious energy and time that you can’t get back.
With all of this in mind, I have slowed down quite a bit with my sewing . I am focusing more time and energy on planning. I’ll be talking more about that in future posts.