Thursday, September 1, 2016
Sewing, Style and Spring Summer Ideas
A new season always seems to get the sewing ideas flowing again. And I also want to change my style and sew garments that are a little better than the casual wear around the house basics I have been sewing. Mind you, I am glad I have, because at least I have this part of my wardrobe under control - and it is never the most inspirational sewing, is it?
So, my ideas so far are to
1. Keep sewing up new patterns
2. Tackle the stash - and sew up the stash that needs to go.
3. Work out a new sense of style for my next style decade (I turned 60 last month, unbelievable!).
4. Work out a new life direction that will work with the new life challenges the next decade will
inevitably bring. There are a few arriving on the plate at the moment!
5. And of course, a new sense of style should go with this new life direction (whatever it is!).
Well, that's flexible enough for me to decide things as I go along.
I may even sew more patterned fabric - as you know, I have concentrated on sewing very boring black and navy basics. But look what I have been busy stashing:
Time will tell what that stash will become. I plan a skirt out of the navy and white floral stretch cotton sateen, and a shirtdress out of the red, pink, purple, green and black geometric poplin.
And this month I will also be taking part in September Sew for 30. You can find out more about this on Star Thread's blog: http://starsthreads.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/september-sew-for-30-2016.html.
My mojo has been low recently, so I thought this would be a good way to get it rekindled. Right now though, I have to go and get some dinner and help my husband with redressing a nasty cut he gave himself the other day. He is also not well, so it looks like I am going to have to catch up some of
today's 30 minutes tomorrow. But I did do some sewing activities today - marked a pair of pants that have been cut, and prepped the pocket pieces ready for sewing. Oh, and threaded the overlocker, adjusted and tested, and chose the thread that I will be using for sewing the pants.
One last thing before I go. For those of you that were interested in knowing more about the recent Style course I did, I shall share that with you over the next few weeks. It didn't cover any new ground for me, but probably was beneficial for those new to the whole area of style. More later though...
All for now, back Saturday.