A Question about Posting

Here's a question for all of you: Would you like to see more posts about the thought process behind what dress or outfit I make for The Weekly Creation? I'm not one to document the actual construction — it's too distracting while I'm trying to sew; I'm more interested in posting about the patterns I'm considering and what I'm planning on working on.

Or, is the element of surprise more fun? There's always a chance that what I document will be tossed at the last minute and for that reason I tend to keep quiet about what I'm working on. However, as I spend more time working on my outfits (and less late-night sessions on Tuesday night), it seems to make sense to write a bit more.

What do you think?

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. I would so love to hear about the process, maybe not construction stuff but what you are planning, why you love it, etc. Do you sew for the rest of the family – I am not sure you would have time!
    So enjoying your efforts, thanks for sharing

  2. I would love to hear about what you are planning, but then again, I enjoy seeing your latest creation show up, surprise-like, in the feed reader, so you know, how’s that for a non-answer?
    Whatever details you think might be interesting (esp. for a hardcore novice such as myself) I will enjoy. I love this blog, it has become one of my favorites. So you can pretty much do whatever and I will enjoy it. One of the nice things about being a beginner is there is so much to learn, so it is all interesting.

  3. I think if you are going to skip all the construction details (I agree with you on that, unless you come across something super interesting that you want to share) then just hearing about plans and ideas isn’t going to ruin the thrill of seeing a new outfit. Besides, you never 100% know what it’s going to look like when it’s finished anyway, right?

  4. I think thats a brilliant idea, I love what you do and seems so far away from my reality, Id feel privileged to have an insight : )

  5. That sounds lovely! I’d like to hear where you get your ideas for weekly projects!

  6. Me too! I would love to see the patterns and fabrics that are in your plans!

  7. I’m often intimidated by seeing other craft bloggers’ seemingly perfect finished products without ever getting a glimpse into the process. It’s great to see what other people make, but I’d also love to see more of HOW other people make. Short answer: yes, more process, please!

  8. that would be awesome!!

  9. Just found your blog recently and devoured every post in one sitting…so yes, please, more! Would love to see the thought process, if not the actual process, and would love to see the plans and goals before they’re real dresses.
    Love your blog! Your stuff is VERY inspiring!

  10. I just delight in your joy around your creations … I’d love to see the process behind them, but even just seeing the finished dresses is fun. I wouldn’t want the blogging about the process to interfere with the process itself.
    tl;dr: I’m on board with whatever!

  11. I’m really just amazed by the whole blog-I love it all.
    Jana

  12. I’d like to hear more about how you decide on which types of vintage patterns will work for your body and wardrobe.

  13. I like it just the way it is. I think you’ve got just the right mix of estate sale deals, awesome clothes, and neat pictures. I’d say: just keep doing what you’re doing. :-)

  14. I love your blog just the way it is!
    One thing i’d love to see is your initial thought process — when you find a pattern do you already have a fabric in your stash in mind, or vice versa? Do you pull 10 different button options out of your stash for a project or do you just go with your first instinct?

  15. I am inspired by your blog but I think it would be even more inspiring to hear how you choose your pattern for the week.

  16. I am in love with your blog, and the idea behind it. And i am considering doing more sewing for myself as a result. I still get all dreamy eyed when I think about your amazing fabric haul for $20. I love that you post about the great things you find. (Makes me jealous, but I love it.) I’d love to see your ideas here. When you find a fabric/pattern that you like what goes through your mind? (Besides, I could totally make something out of that.)

  17. I’d like to read more about why you chose a certain fabric for the pattern — maybe just an extra few lines or paragraph in your write-ups about the dresses.
    Your blog is the most inspiring one in my feed reader right now. I have several dress patterns I’ve bought, but I’m still too afraid of them to make the dresses. One day I hope I’ll buck up and just try it … Also, I’m really jealous of all your great finds!

  18. Hi,
    I’ve been following your blog since January. It would be a great idea to post some more ‘background -process’ info.
    I agree with Katie: it’s very interesting to know why you chose that certain fabric or those buttons for that dress. I’m planning to take some sewing courses, my mom has a lot of patterns (from the sixties)and I hope one day I will be able to make my own dress (well, I will be happy with a simple skirt too) :)
    Keep up the good work!!!

  19. I like to think that what you post is truely what “you” want to post! Nothing like having to go with the crowd!!! We have all been there! Do whatever you want! Isn’t that what blogging is all about? Enjoy! When you write what makes you happy, you are being you! And that’s what has drawn the rest of “us” to read your blog in the first place. You do a great job! Thanks for wanting our opinions!
    Jean C.

  20. Your accomplishments are awesome!!! At the end of the year you wil have 52 garments sewn (without a sewing vacation of course). I love seeing what you have made, your fabrics/notions purchases and the garment tally at the end. Maybe some details would be helpful for those of us searching the blogs for sewing knowledge. I only wish I could accomplish half. . .ok, a quarter as much. And I just started blogging, that takes time too, especially the photos.