A few thoughts while sewing...
Have you ever noticed how many choices you have to make when sewing a buttonhole? Not only is the color of the button important but the thread and color you use to make it? Which style do you choose? Is there a particular style for the type of garment you're making that's preferred? Is this a time where you can use a more funkier, fun buttonhole? Or are you worried that it will look to artsy craftsy? See choices...and we didn't even discuss buttons!
I don't know about you but the Big 4 pattern releases have done nothing for me recently. I know they're working on updating their selections since their acquisition but no....nothing inspires me. Although recently I realized that I've gone back to using patterns like I did in my youth. I select them by the silhouette and then proceed to make the garment I see in my mind or the one that inspired me by adding or deleting construction techniques. Rarely do I make a garment that looks like the pattern envelope anymore. Honestly I just need the patternmaker's expertise to design my own garment.
Pictures are becoming the bane of my existence. I had six garments to shoot three weeks ago. Only four were actually photographed because it was so hot outside. I know I need to figure out my picture taking situation here...well I know where it can be...I'm just dragging my feet on buying MORE equipment. Haven't I shared this whine before! *LOL* I'm so missing that white fireplace wall right now! Also, my neighbors here spend way more time outside than where I use to live. What's up with that!?!
I understand now how people sew and barely document what they make. I'm actually starting to wonder how much longer I will do this because of pictures. Almost everything I've shared this month was worn prior to pictures being taking or making it to the blog. Such a turn around from times past...
My Cut Pile ~
I have to tell you my cut pile is the truth right now. When I want to sew, I don't have to think about it. I just go to the pile and see what I feel like working on. There are two pieces in my current cut pile that I'm going to move into the drawer to wait for next summer. They're just too summery but there are two pieces in the drawer that I will bring out and add to my fall/winter cut pile. Somewhere in here I have to schedule another cutting session so I'm ready for fall/winter sewing.
I highly recommend making a cut pile! It really helps. I didn't photograph everything in the last photo taking session with my daughter, so there are more garments coming to the blog.
...as always more later!