Saturday, 21 April 2012

In Progress or Reveals?...


I was thinking about this as I worked on a new project. At the start of my blog it was all about the journey, in progress pictures and lots of talk. Recently I've been pushing more for the "Oh look what I made" kind of post. No introduction just straight to the reveal.

So I wondered... What do you, my lovely readers prefer? Do you like reading about the process or would you just prefer to see lots of newly made pretty clothes?

Would love your opinion!

(Just to hint the next project is a colette pattern...)

11 comments:

  1. I loooove progress posts. I almost always learn something!

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  2. I like both, it depends what the project is. I notice on sewweekly we are not supposed to put the item on another site before it has featured on TSW but I did do a progress post on my blog showing a detail before I put the finished item up, if that makes sense.

    It's a good question.... what do you prefer to see on other people's blogs?????

    PS I am making a Colette pattern at the moment too - are you using the book or an actual pattenr (says she, digging for hints) x

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    1. Its an actual pattern Charlotte! I will reveal that much. I think personally it depends on the item. If its just a basic skirt I don't need to see how its put together but a suit jacket or something I can see why you would put progress up. Its a long process. But as a Blogger I just get the guilt if someone doesn't get to see the final result straight away! x

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    2. I've been thinking about this and you have hit the nail on the head, I am interested in hearing what you have planned though (I enjoyed your style crush post this week, for example). Hope the study is going well! x

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    3. THis is a REAL school teacher....[she gets the info..teehee]
      I too, like both ways.. Just enjoying seeing post of what My buddies are up too..

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  3. I've wondered the same thing because I have a certain approach for my own blog (Ta-Dah posts only with a tutorial every now and then), but I do wonder if readers would be interested to see my planning or in-progress musings. Personally, I'm not that crazy about people's in-progress posts, and pictures of muslins or half-clothed dressforms aren't as interesting to me (unless it's a really complex or long-term project like a suit jacket, as you said). But I will soak up every word of a Ta-Dah post that includes detailed info about the garment' construction. It's the best of both worlds: getting to learn something about a particular pattern or design or method, but also getting the satisfaction of seeing it all put together.

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  4. When is comes down to it I mostly enjoy the reveal post but I also like reading an initial plan post as well. Seeing the patterns and fabric people are planning to use is always interesting, and then the end result is the really exciting part to me.
    I have a hard time reading too many progress posts though as an unfinished garment it's hard to see the awesome details.

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  5. Both type of posts are good. I say post when you feel inspired to post.

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  6. I like to see a bit of technical detail - how people approach pattern adjustments, fitting issues, the hidden details, that sort of thing. I've learned so much from reading that sort of post and a quick google nearly always brings up some other blogger's earlier solution to a current problem. Reveals are good too!

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  7. I post almost always about planning - I'm a very slow sewer. I don't mind either I usually like to see a photo of the fabric before its made up. Do what suits you hun, we're all different.

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  8. I think the journey of a project can be really interesting. It's telling a story, isn't it? Hopefully, with a Happy Ever After! But I think that's the nub of it. Can you tell a good story and make your progress posts interesting to the reader? It's all about content. Looking at a pile of calico on a table isn't much of a story. So maybe the answer to the 'in process' approach is to blog selectively and when you want to, not as a matter of duty.

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