We've all heard of 'writer's block', but do any of you experience 'garment sewing block'? It's time to make my September plans for the 'Make a Garment a Month' challenge, and I'm just at a loss. *sigh*
Sarah Liz's thought process behind her monthly themes she shares with us are always fun, and this September's Sewing Theme was no different.
After some 'sideways thinking' she came to the point of simply encouraging us to sew for the new season upon us.
This is an international group of sewists, so some are entering spring/summer and some are entering fall/winter.
In South Carolina we are entering the season of Autumn (or Fall) of which I am so ready!! There's something about the change in the air, the crispness, the way the sunlight falls, harvest moon, pumpkins.... okay, okay, you get the idea that Fall is my favorite season of all. Hmmm, this still isn't helping my garment sewing block. *sigh* For some reason I feel completely... uninspired. *sigh* It didn't help that after measuring a couple of fabric pieces earlier today, while thinking of this post I needed to write, to find, disappointingly, that I did not purchase enough yardage to make into the garment I was thinking of. *sigh* Trying to move forward, I think I'll crack open my 'Happy Homemade Sew Chic 20 Simple Everyday Designs' book by Yoshiko Tsukiori...
...to make Pattern J... down there in the bottom right corner, photo below.... (btw, my book was purchased from B&N and is written in English)....
...that has a beautiful raw selvage end I'm hoping to incorporate for the front finish. I think (hope!) I have enough to do this, as each raw selvage's end threads are a little different, so the front pieces will have to be cut separately using only one side.
This will be my first garment from this book..... or from any of her books for that matter. Most of the other versions of this jacket have been done in linen and one in a wool blend....you can check out the links here.....
.....and now I cannot remember what my fabric's content is... *sigh* ...other than it is not linen... and it
was only purchased yesterday, because after one's annual mammogram,
which is oh-not-so-fun, one has to stop by the fabric store and enlarge
one's stash. Hancock's Fabrics was the perfect place to go!