There has been a lot of talk in the Land of Blog recently about sewing "cake" versus "frosting". The first one I noticed was Tasia of Sewaholic patterns, her post was about how much more fun it is to sew pretty shiny flowered tops and dresses etc (frosting) and things and how you can end up with nothing to wear with them, ie plain skirts or pants (cake).
Steph from 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World has launched her new pattern company Cake Patterns (which is awesome, congrats Steph), aiming to help women make clothes that are wearable basics, hence the name Cake.
Which got me to thinking, what am I sewing? Since beginning my
Don't you just love referring to yourself in the third person?
I think I have been sewing bread. Clothes one needs (here I go again), or has to have. One needs to wear underwear, clothes to sleep in, a robe (dressing gown for you Brits) to cover your body with after a shower. Stuff that isn't thrilling, but necessary nonetheless. All part of my plan to eventually sew my whole wardrobe. Until I have achieved my goal weight, I do not want to put a lot of time and effort into producing clothes that will not fit my current body very long. So until I am there I will sew bread and not bake any (which I am very good at btw).
What do you sew? Frosting? Cake? Bread?
What qualifies as each? For instance, for me jeans should qualify as bread, they are a complete essential in my wardrobe, but they feel like cake. Sort of. Is an easily altered elastic waist skirt cake or bread? T-shirts?
What do you think? Do you ever sew bread?
It isn't the best idea to spend time looking at photos of frosting, cake and bread before you have eaten breakfast. Just sayin'.