The last couple of weeks I took some ‘time off’ my sewing machine. Reading, reading, planning and plotting – not even knitting!
It took quite a while to get back to it. Before the turn of the year I had gotten a bit dis-enchanted with sewing for some reason. Was it that my love affair had ended?
Beginning of December ended the pattern drafting class with Amy at Modern Domestic. Super informative – that girl just has her stuff down – and a lot of nice girls that took the class. I knew that I had a bit of an advantage – having a pretty good idea about pattern construction – yet I had never ever created a basic sloper for my own body. So far I created two garments from that sloper and they both are fitting pretty well – more about that later this week. I had all those ideas in my head but didn’t get to make it all and got super frustrated with myself. Especially as two projects turned out not so perfect. And I felt that even after spending so much time behind the machine the last two years, it would take me many, many more years to really become an experienced sewist. Besides, we received the note that within the next three months, I will be able to get to work again! So things are very exciting and I am hoping that I’ll be able to pick up the pieces where I had left off about 2.5 years ago – and come back even stronger then before.
So I switched the sewing machine off.
To start planning and plotting and ideating…
Until last Satuday.
And it felt sooo good.
Just like catching up with an old friend again.
And today, i finished this skirt.
More about the skirt with me stuck in it later this week