I'm in a time crunch right now, because I'm still going back and forth over whether or not I will be able to finish my SWAP. Due to this unsettled state, I have contemplated purchasing fabric. I know, I know...but fabric is my comfort zone. Some people eat...other people sleep, work out or watch TV...I buy fabric.
Anyway, as a diversionary tactic, I decided to count the number of weekends between the first weekend in May and Labor Day weekend, which is when I typically stop sewing spring/summer gear and start sewing early fall garments. There are 17 weekends ~ which means the possibility of 17 more garments being constructed prior to that date. I am using a formula of one garment per week and this assessment made me pause.
See, I have enough fabric from the great fabric switchover bin to make at least 3x that amount of garments. And if I don't purchase another yard (highly unlikely I know!) I'm only going to use a third of that fabric this summer. That thought made me pause...hell it made me stop in my tracks because I just don't have enough time to sew all the things I want.
Now the challenge becomes do I sew garments I like and want or do I just sew things to use up some of the fabric so that I can replace it with more or at the very least sew down the pile some? How do I fit more sewing time in so that I can just make garments I love but still manage to use more fabric? And finally where do I put all of these finished garments? I am seriously running out of closet space...*sigh*
The storage thing can be worked out, I know, but the time thing? Now that goes to the heart of my issue...not that I don't want to sew or have the ability to make the garments I desire...it's time. How do I find more in my schedule to spend more time doing the thing I love? And isn't that a question we all ask ourselves, how to find more time?