Jan 23 – Creative doldrums
Jenny: I’ve cut out seven different garments (no duplicates) and really hope to feel inspired to sew them up soon. Some are things I’ve made before – but not repeats in the pile of cut patterns.
Finished some knitting – socks and a “Rockit tee”
Two muslins for my wedding dress! Been documenting for a potential blog post.
Wickelpullover up to 59.5” hip
The highlight of this wrap sweater is the side seam fold, which cleverly creates a casual and flattering drape of the fabric. The deep V-neck allows you to elegantly highlight tops worn underneath or provide extra warmth over a chic blouse.
Garnet by MadebyRae – up to 70” hip
How to get out of a creative slump – or is that even something you need to do?
Here’s an article with thoughts.
- Take a class. I’m taking Skirt Skills by Brooks-Ann There SIX DAY in person class in Baltimore with Susan Khalje – they have them in May, Sept and Dec. I am seriously thinking of attending the September one. It’s expensive $1800, but it’s for 6 days and seems so great.
Also, I signed up for Craftsy again (1.49) and have been taking couture sewing classes on there with Alison Smith. Not nearly as in depth, but satisfying my desire for classes.
- Illustrate your dream projects. I use MyBodyModel (now part of the Cashmerette family). Brooksann teaches you how to make a croqui from a photo of yourself. She does it using paper, but I imported it into Procreate and I love it.
- Buy or use some PRECIOUS FABRIC or, make a muslin if that’s more comfortable.
- Sew for someone else – oh, sure
- Take a break from sewing purposefully
- Take a break for social media, and sew instead
- Watch a Oscar winning film for the costumes
- Spend some time on another hobby
- Organize your sewing space