December has finished and we are left with the aftermath. Sewing room in a mess. Outfits completed and loose pattern pieces in a pile for sorting along with cut out patterns that didn't quite get to the sewing machine. No photos necessary. A true creative can work in these circumstances. My own mother said as a child I had this ability to sew no matter the surroundings. That I could work even if my house was falling down. Now, however, I do have the "must tidy up" gene that enables me to produce and enjoy more creativity after a bit of sorting.
Christmas is responsible for bringing family together and catching up with friends. January is about bringing fabric and patterns together and making a plan for sewing. January holds a lot of promise. Promise that I will look into my stash and find the right pattern for that fabric I love. I do have quite a large amount of these types of fabrics and I have been pushing myself more than ever before. I cut out 60 patterns over a 3 day weekend in April and it was quite a feat.
The perfect marriage of the right fabric and the right pattern. Taking the plunge and making that pattern is like trying something and no guarantee that it will work out! I absolutely love to visualize what a fabric will look like in a particular pattern. In fact I mostly do this exercise while I am driving in the car. I will admit that I do find myself missing certain turnoffs to well known destinations. Certain friends can't believe that I could bypass their house & need to do a U-turn. I am a safe driver though. I just happen to enjoy the travelling and the visualizing so much I don't necessarily get too focused on the final destination!
If you would like to ask my opinion if the pattern and fabric you have decided to pair together could work I would love to have a look and a ponder. Send your photo of fabric and pattern choice to email@example.com