Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting for Inspiration

I have been doing very little sewing, this is in large part due to my hectic work schedule. I have been working some much and long hours that by the time I get home from work I am tapped out. It's sort of making me depressed to be honest....I am feeling uninspired. Hopefully, when we get passed this looming deadline at the shop I will be less burnt out and able to devote some mental space to being creative.

I very rarely start projects and don't finish them, or start one and then start another...but right now I have two projects just sort of languishing and I am creeping dangerously close to giving up on them. One of said projects is a pair of shorts, and I don't feel too guilty about abandoning it because basically I don't like the fabric. It just occured to me that I lost interest in that project because I don't like the was this fabric I got in a bargain bin long ago and you know it was just not meant to be shorts. The good news is that I practiced a new technique for finishing seams, at least I got something out of it. I encased one edge in the other, I really like this finish and plan to use it again in the future. However, I still don't like the shorts so I am going to abandon them.

What I am really feeling guilty about is a particular blouse I have started, I knew right off it would be difficult. Using Chiffon is usually a nightmare, but I have successfully worked with it on two other occasions so I wasn't too worried. But I am having a hell of a time and last night I got so disgusted that I folded everything up and set it aside because I just didn't have it in me to do battle with it. I have barely even started it too, not a good place to be in and feeling ready to chuck it out the window. Thinking about it some more I realize I am just not in the best place, considering my work load and other life commitments, to be undertaking super complex projects. My patience is in short supply, I don't want to give up on it since it looks so amazing in my mind but I think I am just going to set it aside for the time being and re-evaluate my plan. I would hate to have wasted that fabric, while it wasn't a huge investment in that the 2 yards cost me $15.00 (I got it when a local fabric store was closing last year), I love it and the thought of wasting it makes me sort of sad. There aren't really any pictures to share of this barely begun project, hopefully it will get to a point where there will be something to share.

On another note, I did go on a sort of Vogue sewing pattern buying frenzy recently, here are my acquisitions:

I think I'll start feeling more creatively ambition once my time and mind aren't being commandeered by work so much. I think I will need to ease back in with something simple and easy. What about you? Do you ever find yourself creatively apathetic or so busy that you can't get creative? 


  1. Hi Amelia.. Its ok to go thought inspired moments.. take the time to relax and find time to enjoy your free time.

    1. I have taken your advice and I have basically just been chillin' for the past week and you know it is kind of nice and inspiration struck! I ran across a pretty white cotton dress in a magazine, it inspired me and I have just finished cutting it out. I love cotton! So much fun to use.