Tuesday, March 5, 2024

February Blahs and March Plans!

I didn't get a single garment sewn in February! I had great plans, patterns that were matched up with beautiful fabrics, and challenges I wanted to participate in. But somehow I fell into a sewing slump and didn't get much done at all. 

I did finish a small auction quilt for my SAQA group, and cut out a Burda top which I am about half through (beautiful fabrics). I traced off the pattern for the Nikki Blazer that I planned on making for the Black History Month Pattern Designer Challenge but didn't get any further than that -- the first time I've missed a project for this challenge in a few years. 

Even with an extra day in February, it was a slow sewing month. I lost my drive to finish stuff, spending more of time both sorting my space and reading a lot of textile magazines and websites. I needed to relax a bit, I think! But after some rest, and watching some of the fashion month shows on youtube, and feeling a bit more organized in my space, I think I've got the sewing bug back and will finish my current top project so I can start on my next few ideas. I have a dress planned as part of my Fabricville blogging routine (cute fabric!) and some ideas for a Matchy Matchy Spring outfit as part of the latest PatternReview contest. And of course just some fun ideas of my own for no other reason than just because I want to make them! 

Do you ever fall into sewing slumps? If so, how do you shake yourself out of them? 

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