Since my last post, I've divorced, moved out on my own for the first time in ages (apartment requirements were 2nd bedroom for my sewing room, and a washer dryer hookup - priorities!), and started a new Corporate America job. And add to that, I've had my two laptops die, and now am searching and budgeting for a new one. Crazy things guys. All of the stress has left me completely uninspired to do anything but work on myself and have a little Sylvia Plath style alone time. Like, no, really, I'm practically a hermit. I've managed to unpack everything but my sewing room. But the last two weeks, I have delved in to this project. Get lost in sewing and refind myself is my goal here. Also a bonus, my new job is wonky ass hours, 4 days a week I leave at 10:30 am (let's not even go there!). That leaves so so much time for sewing!
So in this new what do I fill my non work time with gap, I've decided that it will be finally picking sewing back up. I made a LIST. A LIST. Of all the projects I would like to complete for fall/winter sewing. Then I realised that I already had a LOT of fabric already purchased for these projects. So I spent my Saturday night cutting tiny swatches and taping them to the intended patterns. RESPONSIBLE YA'LL! It's a bit intimidating, however it feels good, as I can just create this list and tick all the completed projects off said list. I've also lost a ton of weight and am almost back down to my healthy goal weight - which isn't set in stone, it's a when I feel comofrotable goal. So in a way, not sewing has saved me time and money so that everything will fit properly. But I will tackle that fabric stash (I didn't realise I even had that much fabric until I packed and moved it all! 12 step? Because I still want to buy more.), and I will have a lovely new wardrobe soon.
Meanwhile, I've been adding to my vintage pattern hoard. And will be taking a pattern drafting class - a 3 parter - soon. And I hear it involves homework. But all in all, I'm ready for this. Hopefully there will be lots and lots of posts and pics on the way!