I’m always so reluctant to talk sewing plans. Not that I don’t enjoy putting ideas together. I LOVE it. My main issue is that I have far too many ideas. I just don’t settle on a final plan until I cut the fabric.
I have lost count of how many projects I have “prep-stage”:Fabrics washed, patterns: Pdf-ed, traced, muslined, flat altered or just plain cut from the original pattern. (oh yeah Guilty). Some projects get bumped while others just get forgotten under the sewing room mess waiting for me.
I know that for many people talking about sewing plans brings them a feeling of being accountable. That having an extra drive to follow and accomplish plans is helpful. I enjoy creating mood boards as a loose inspiration and another creative outlet. PS: There are a few patterns that doesn’t matter the season still on my to-sew list; mainly from Named. I just change the fabric. I guess I know what suits me.
I have a
large unmentionable fabric stash so having a loose plan and visual references is helping me stay focus and don’t overspend. I was terrible at buying all the new patterns & fabrics during their launch. Now I wait until I really REALLY want to make it. 90% of the time the will fades. SEW less; Sew better! Sewing-Resolution 2017?
I recently started to take note of my sewing books patterns. Do you sew patterns from sewing books? I never do mainly because I forget they exist (The shame). I need a visual library instead of sewing plans. Mood boards do just that. I don’t find apps helpful. I’m old fashion plain old list. Oh and that’s so satisfying. I’m not feeling the need to make everything. I confess it feels good. I actually need to purge some things to clear my focus. Would it mean starting January with big sewing room clear out? Watch this space.