When you have been sewing for a very, very long time, Superpower is the result!! Time spent at the Sewing machine and Overlocker plus the number of garments you make and actually like wearing, cause this Superpower!!
In his book http://gladwell.com/outliers/ Malcolm Gladwell talks about the 10,000 hour rule.
The principle holds that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” are needed to become world-class in any field. The book is an interesting read.
It was only 4 1/2 months ago I made my first cape. I hope I never make a blue Lycra all-in-one suit with red underpants though. If I do, it will be on Instagram and you will know I have crossed the line and there is no coming back!!
In the beginning clothing was made out of animal skins. Fur pants were the first fashion garments created. Faux fur hadn't been invented yet and "No Waste Sewing" was in full swing. I must say fur will always be a staple fabric choice for me. I love faux fur and using it to add texture and interest to my creations!
Deciphering the right fabric for the best pattern is always the best part of my creative process. Fabric locked up in cupboards, nicely stacked and away from sunlight, is very far from how my fabric lives! My fabric is stacked, sorted and handled regularly. The more I see my fabric and look at my patterns the more creative I am.
How do you store your fabric and patterns? What creative process works for you? Do you have fabric that is begging you to make it up now? Don't walk, run to it and find a suitable pattern.
Don't save it!
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