Hello, friends! I have finally decided to give this blog thing a go! Feel free to join in my adventures in sewing my own handmade wardrobe!
Guys, I’m a terrible planner sometimes. I go back and forth. There are weeks when I simply enjoy all the ideas racing around in my head, and then there are weeks when I write down every. single. thought. Damn it feels good to cross things off a list.
Lately my sewing, much like the rest of my life, has felt a bit scattered. My method is usually to slowly cut out and prep several projects before and after work, and then spend long weekends or school holidays at the machine. I like the efficiency of this method, but it leaves little room for spontaneity, and sewing feels more like work than fun. I feel like I simply CANNOT start anything new unless I finish what I have already started.
Boredom is bad for my sewing and for my wallet. Why, you ask? Well, for one, I get really sloppy when I’m not feeling it (don’t we all?). You don’t even want to see the piping on the pajama pocket I slapped together last night. Also, when I am totally over it with a project, I usually daydream about newer, cooler things I want to make and then start browsing shops online. Add a stressful workday to the mix and then cue the retail therapy session.
So my idea isn’t ground breaking, but what I want to do is plan a few projects each season. Instead of tracing and cutting everything at once, though, I will simply set aside a bit of time each day to work on one project: research, prep, or construction. I’ll allow myself to jump around and work on whatever feels fun at the moment.
Okay now the pretty stuff: my summer sewing plans! These are my fabric and pattern pairings, based on what is already in my stash. Suggestions and advice are welcome, just comment below! What’s on your to-sew schedule this summer?
For my sister: