Sunday, August 12, 2007

It's a Non-Sewing Weekend

It's a non-sewing weekend and I don't really know why...I just know that nothing I have is tickling my fancy. It's not like I don't have a list of items to make ~ see sidebar ~ or a closet full of beautiful pieces of fabric to work with or even enough patterns to make an entirely new wardrobe several times over! It's just that nothing is doing "it" for me.

I am one of those people that sew by inspiration. Touch or see a piece of fabric that strikes a chord and I am off. See a picture in a magazine and the wheels start turning. Get a new pattern and I just want to rip the pieces from the envelope and create something new...and none of that is working for me this weekend...

Now I started the weekend with a great idea...I was going to make V8209 out of the poly/cotton white eyelet that I just received from Fabric Mart. I was going to construct the Sewing Workshop Mission Tank out of the same fabric and have a great cardigan and top to go over a skirt or pair of pants. I left work on Friday evening eagerly anticipating the weekend to work on this project...and now it is Sunday afternoon and nothing. Suddenly the fabric seems to flimsy for my idea and the jacket too long. Also, would this outfit be to "cutesy" for the professional environment I work in???

Another driving force to my sewing is the need to have something new to wear...pathetic, right? But that is the truth of the situation and in actuality I still have a few pieces that I made last year that haven't been worn to work yet. So I find myself drifting...However I did get one thing accomplished this weekend, I finally got the pictures of my garments transferred over to new Flickr photo albums!

Otherwise there has been no sewing here this weekend...I got nothing new to share....So here I sewing in sight...and only a great desire to sit and read a book before I head off to my niece's 6th birthday party...maybe I will finally break down and work on my Fall Sewing List...

Hope everyone else had a productive sewing weekend! And if you read my last post and enjoyed it, I hope that you read the comments section...there were some awesome replies get a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage settle in and have a good read...the comments are truly amazing!


  1. oh Carolyn, totally understand you mean, sometimes, you just don't feel like it, and that is cool, however, I hope you find your mojo again, I enjoy reading about your projects and seeing the finish product

  2. Don't feel bad about not sewing! Maybe you just need a rest from it.

  3. Carolyn, I'm kinda new here, but I've been lurking, and enjoying your blogs. Anyhew, you maybe weren't sewing, but all that computer work getting your photos transferred! That counts in blog world, if not in the sewing world!
    Have a good week.

  4. I sew out of desperation for workclothes, too! I don't think it is pathetic to be pathetic. Is that makes sense...

    My sewing mojo is highly driven by "what will I wear tomorrow?!" It will be a while before I truly have enough to wear. And when my closet is full of things I like, I will rest briefly, too.

    I was so lame this weekend that I altered a black skirt just because I had black thread in the machines and I was too lazy to change it out for the skirt I cut out. I did finally whip up another 8 panel knit skirt- in ONE hour. OK- it's not done, though. I need to hem it and add the waistband. So, OK it will be a TWO HOUR skirt.

    These are desperate times in the life of a woman with a fluctuating figure!!

  5. That happens from time to time! I didn't sew either but I did buy some new fabric! LOL! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. Been there! Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by "inspiration" that it's hard to actually get started. And then sometimes, you just need to take a break and relax. Taking time out with a good book is never a bad thing.

    Shannon F

  7. Been there, done that and wore the t-shirt. Last weekend was the first weekend since starting and finally finishing the McCall jacket that I have actually started on something new. Actually take a play from your playbook and I am going to make a dress from a pattern I made up earlier this year! So it is a TNT for me! I am making a small change or two from the previous one.

    Glad to see your photos at Flikr, I have added you to my contact list.

    Have a great week!


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