I’m finally feeling inspired to sew more regularly–partly because there’s nothing ready-made I want to buy in the stores* right now, and partly because I bought some new fabric.
Remember the palm leaf printed knit I was wanting? For $5/ a yard, I caved:
And behold: cotton jersey printed with a fantasy mountain scene that could be painted on the side of a van. I didn’t even have to think about buying this one!
These will be a midi and a maxi dress, respectively. I’m finding all I want to wear lately are knit things and safari jackets–comfortable AND intrepid!
*The Colette Patterns blog had a very insightful post this week about how sewing helps you sidestep the want-y angst of just consuming new stuff, by channeling that urge into a creative act (sewing itself):
When you sew…Instead of shopping for something to buy, you turn your attention to shopping for inspiration. […] Instead of looking at pretty clothes and feeling the pangs of desire and the confusion of choice, instead of giving my energy over to the temporary buzz of material acquisition, I can direct that desire into a creative act.