Is mending having a moment right now?
These were some of the titles on display at the local bookstore's sewing section. It is certainly a reflection of the times. Did you notice the title on the left? Yup, a sewing book on sewing face masks, scrub caps and other medical devices. I don't know about you but I'm so over sewing face masks, etc. I certainly don't want a sewing book dedicated to the topic.
Before this (pre-pandemic) the shelves were packed with beginner level books. Even though most of my sewing lately has been with beginner worthy patterns, I'm way past the beginner level. I'm longing for something with more substance to motivate my creative thoughts. A book of by-gone days with delicious techniques for fancy bound buttonholes circa 1930s and 1940s. Ah, that would be a book I could lose myself in. But not really relatable to what is gracing the work table lately.
I am currently working on a denim jean jacket. No fancy bound buttonholes in this project. Even though it is an item that I could pick up easily at any clothing store it appears that they are all mixed with man-made fibres. Seriously, every jean style jacket I'm checked the label has polyester in fabric! Is it really denim if there is polyester in there? Apparently so. Even though some are singing the praises for polyester denim, I'm not a fan. No thank you. I want my denim jacket to be made with 100% cotton denim. Call me old fashion if you must, but making things the way I want them is one of the reasons I sew. Thankfully, I have a collection of 100% cotton denim in the stash since I've been noticing bolts of "denim" labelled with "unknown fibre content" at the fabric store shelves.
Well, I should get back to work on this project if I want to get some wear out of it before
the snow falls all the leaves change colours and fall.
Stay Safe and Happy Sewing!