To sew or not to sew for others….That IS the question…..

Good evening my sewing and crafty friends!….I’ve been sewing lately but I haven’t  felt like taking photos, trying to edit them, etc…its been so hot around these parts lately too…it just drains the energy out of you…and these poor air conditioners; how are they supposed to cool down temperatures in the triple digits?…Just today the temps climbed to 107 degrees!…We long for sundown during our summers…not that its any cooler (it never cools down past 85 in the summer; even at night) but the sun has set and its bearable…Needless to say ANY water sport is tolerated and welcomed here…
Now this blog post was one of a personal nature…I have expressed in no uncertain terms that I do NOT like sewing for other people…I feel this way for many reasons but the main one is that people ask you to sew for them like you have nothing else better to do….I know, I know I can charge them for my work but I don’t want it to be “work”….Sewing keeps me sane, and one of the main reasons is because its for me and its a solitary activity….I love my “me” time and cherish it very much….But every damn time I turn around someone is asking me to sew something for them…And I mean from outrageous sh*t like sewing up a boot to sundresses….Its annoying…I cant help it; it is….They have NO idea what it takes to sew something up and I know that they haven’t thought one second about it….They are always so quick to say “I’ll pay you!”; as if they weren’t going to if I decided to sew something for them!! OMG!!….
I did just recently make my friend of over 30 years a sundress and if I say so myself it fit her perfectly….she loved it too…but I have known her for over 30 years!…and she had no problem paying me just what I asked for….Another one of my friends has a pretty Green dress she wants refashioned and you know what?  I’m going to do that for her too; I’ve known her since high school!…but these are my GOOD friends and I love them….but other people; mainly cheap people I will forever recommend spending their money elsewhere…Because for some reason certain people believe that because it is handmade its cheap….See!? I told you they have NO idea whatsoever….Hell a piece of lace can cost $30.00 a yard!…I guess I just wanted to vent and try to explain my POV a little bit because I can definitely go on and on talking about this subject!
I have photos though of my new additions to my wardrobe….
What do yall think about sewing for other folks?….Any experiences; good or bad?…Share! 😉

One of the patterns I bought on my recent thrift store runs…It was only 25 cents!!!!! 🙂

My friend’s sun dress…

Shown with matching sash….

Saaa-weeet neckline on my new knit top

Added some vintage lace to finish the sleeves…I told you I’m a lightweight designer! 😉

Pretty top huh? 😉
My beautiful friend in her new dress….

Her sassy self again…;)

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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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