Although it’s been years since university and even longer since school, September is definitely the start of my year. (New year’s resolutions? Never happens – my Januaries are usually anti-climatic and grim, and the only method of survival is something approaching hibernation state.)
September’s where it’s at: time to gear up and set the agenda. So how come my Self-stitched September started with a bang and went out with a total whimper?
- Putting my sewing machine in to be serviced while I was on holiday, but having to wait a whole extra week to get it back.
- Other things pushing sewing (and blogging) to the bottom of the pile. My autumn resolutions are around getting healthy (better eating; more exercise), and I’ve just got involved in a team running a youth group on Friday nights. Which I’m loving, but I’m still adapting to diminished ‘me’-time.
Diana is looking rather forlorn in the corner…
Which isn’t to say I don’t have a trillion UFOs (Unfinished Objects) on the go. But kickstarting the sewing mojo is a delicate process… today’s methods include fun fabric; instant gratification; and a big dose of making-it-up-as-I-go-along:
Voila! This skirt evolved over a couple of evenings. I used a pattern for the waistband, but the skirt itself is just one big piece – no side seams; just darts, gathers and a back seam. I wanted to preserve the border pattern, and of course, I needed it to be quick. There are some pockets hidden in there made from leftover satin – I wholeheartedly recommend a satin pocket. It doesn’t show at all, but it’s a little piece of loveliness for your hands 🙂
How do you get through a sewing block?