Some of it is because I'm making a list of garments (okay dresses) that I want to sew...and the list of garments are inspired by fabric and/or techniques. I even want to dust off my Janome 8000 which has embroidery capabilities and attempt to replicate this Oscar de la Renta skirt.
photo courtesy of www.neimanmarcus.com
My list is inspiring but I'm not sewing it and I'm not sharing it. You know sharing the list is the kiss of death...nuthin gets made from it! Some of the not sewing is the amount of events that have been happening with the family...some of it is that I've been swamped at and tired from work...but most of it is that I'm just overwhelmed by the possibilities...the things I want to create and not having enough time to make them. Now in all honesty, this "feeling" happens to me at the beginning of every season. And every season I manage to throw off that feeling, dig down deep and make some pretty awesome outfits. But it's always the standing at the abyss and waiting to tip over to see if I can actually fly ~ creatively that is ~ that's stymieing me.
Anyway, so no Easter Outfit emerged from the sewing machine. I wore the Christine Jonson Princess Seam Dress with the green cardigan. It looked springy and I was happy with it. I would have been happier wearing the Easter Outfit I'd planned but it didn't happen, so que sera sera. The desire to sew was just absent...and the one thing I've learned is that I can't force the creativity. I wish I could but I usually end up with wearable junk when I do. Junk that just takes up precious closet or drawer space...and I just didn't want to go there.
So I have nuthin new to share...and may not have anything before the weekend...when hopefully I will be able to ensconce myself in my sewing room and let my creativity run wild. I can honestly say that I really wish I had 5 or 7 days where I could just wallow and let whatever come to pass, come to pass but that ain't happening any time soon...so I'm sew frustrated.
...as always, more later!