Sewing Plans: choose your Patterns carefully & protect your Sewing Mojo
Having a memade wardrobe you really feel comfortable in and actually want to wear every day, takes a bit of thought
Thoughts to consider
1. Do I have enough of these patterns already?
Buying the same type of pattern with different details. Maybe using a similar pattern, already purchased and tweaking it, will give a similar result.
If glamming up only happens a couple of times a year, maybe allocating more time and money on everyday clothes that are more interesting and have the designer details, would be more beneficial.
Start looking at inspiration for the clothes needed not wanted.
Make the first piece & wear it, consider if the fabric is the right type, weight, colour style. How does the garment feel? Is it solving the what to wear dilemma? If yes, make one more, then try another pattern with some different style details or tweak the pattern for a different look.
"When you're on a good thing stick to it"
Sewing becomes a bore when we keep making the same garments in the same colours and same styles.
Mix it up a bit. Limiting the amount of times you make the same styles keeps you fresh and excited to choose something new to wear every day.
Sewing mojo is very precarious.
Imagine if we had only one pattern and one colour choice ... Sounds like a uniform doesn't it.
Yes we could play with the pattern details and change the Fabric by distressing it or adding bleach to add different colour hues ... but we don't have to.
We have different Pattern and Fabric choices already! Why not use them and test an untried pattern from your stash? It might just be a new favorite that you might have to stop yourself from making on repeat, again!
2. Planning too far ahead
When we have busy lives, anything can alter the amount of actual sewing we can manage.
Knowing that I have a fun project waiting for me, entices me back to the Sewing room. When I have a mountain of pre-cut garments waiting for me, I find it less desirable to venture into the Sewing zone. I feel overwhelmed and to solve the problem, I grab yet another pattern and whip up something different! So much for being organized.
Only you know how much pre-cutting you should do. Pre-cutting a manageable amount of patterns, gives you an achievable outcome.
Falling out of love with a pre-cut throws guilt into the creative process and your sewing mojo can be under attack.
Sewing is a fantastic creative outlet in which our dreams can materialize into a wardrobe filled with garments we actually feel good wearing. Protect your Sewing mojo at all costs. It's a precious driving force that makes Sewing a fun and rewarding experience.
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