It’s no secret that I’ve been in an extended sewing funk lately. I haven’t made anything new in ages (not since April!) and I’ve been dealing with scores of small personal traumas which really put a damper on all sorts of creativity. Plus, it’s summer. I have never in my life been able to accomplish significant things in the summer. It’s hot and muggy, my brain is mushy, and all I really want to do is lie around and play video games.
Usually by the time August rolls around, my brain starts to awaken because Autumn is Coming which means it’s time to start thinking about cooler weather and the wardrobe it will require.
But until then, I refuse to admit Defeat by Humidity. It’s time to fight the funk. So, over the past few weeks, I’ve been developing a plan of attack.
First, I’m ditching all other plans–specifically, my plan to “bust” most of my stash of lightweight fabrics by making a whole host of summer dresses. I started sewing up my first dress (well, the second–the first is a whole other post) and had so much trouble fitting the bodice that I gave up in frustration. And if I had so much trouble on that bodice, then I’m sure there’s more trouble to come with future bodices. So, obviously, what I need to do is develop my bodice block.
I’ve spent a lot of time on this before, but since then, I’ve dropped a size or two and several of the measurements are now wrong. So this means starting all over again. I’ve been absolutely salivating over the new Craftsy course “Fast-Track Fitting.” If ever there were a course designed for me, I believe this is the one! But, I have so many courses that I’ve signed up for that I haven’t completed, I feel sort of guilty about adding to the queue. And I kind of want to wait until it goes on sale again, or Craftsy sends me one of those promo discounts when I haven’t bought any new classes for a while. But then again, if it’s going to get me out of my funk, won’t it be worth it?
Sage advice, anyone?
Update: Never mind–I bit the bullet and bought the class. Lack of self-control? Maybe. Single-minded determination? Yes–let’s go with that. . .
So, July is going to be all about getting caught up. Now that my computer has a working power cord (GLORY!!) I can start blogging regularly again. I have quite a few posts already in the works that I’ve been meaning to put up for a long while now.
I will also be getting caught up on all my Craftsy classes–trying to at least get the lessons watched even if I don’t tackle the projects quite yet. I’m one of those people who watch all the classes before starting to sew.
Of course, I will be working on my sloper. If all goes well, I should be done by August. Fingers crossed!
I have a handful of blog awards that I really should pass on already! Apparently, I’m picky about who I nominate 😉
I have got to get caught up on my blog reading–still over 200 posts I haven’t read! And I’ve been trying to be better about commenting. I’m a bit shy about commenting on new blogs–especially if the blog already gets tons of comments. Apparently, I’m not so great at the social part of “sewcialism.”
And, finally, I’ve been chatting with a friend about a blog revamp. I’ve been feeling for a while that it’s a little too cutesy and cluttered. We have some ideas that I hope I’ll be able to implement by August.
Until then, here’s a quick pic of upcoming events: