In light of the upcoming Oscars I saw Whiplash this past weekend. It was not the easiest film to watch. Multiple times I had to look away as Andrew’s hands began to bleed from drumming. But I saw what it means to have drive and grit. I saw what it takes to be considered one of the greats. I don’t want to give my life away to sewing. However, the film did encourage me to keep pushing myself. For most people being great at something doesn’t come easily. I may fall flat on my face over and over again, but if I want to get better I have to pick my “drum sticks” back up and play until I bleed.
I have never been fully open about my sewing goals on the blog. I have said a lot about dreaming big, but I haven’t explained what that means for me. My big dream is to be a fashion designer. I want to have my own clothing line and hopefully online boutique. I know without a specific plan it would take me forever to accomplish any of this, so I have set a date to work towards. That date is my 30th birthday. On or around May 16th, 2018 I hope to launch my own website, I hope to make this dream into a reality.
The next step for me is using my new and much more intense sewing machine. For Christmas my parents gave me a Pfaff Ambition. I find it very fitting that it’s called Ambition, some inspiration for me while I sew. Right now I’m using a Singer Tradition. It’s a great machine to start with and I plan to still use it along with the Pfaff. I’m not sure if I need two machines at this point, but I’m definitely thankful for them. While my Singer hits all the basics, the Pfaff is like a machine on steroids. I can’t wait to explore it’s crazy features. It has 136 different stiches! My oh my! I will be using the Pfaff for my next project. And I have an invisible zip foot for it so I can finally sew my invisible zippers correctly!