I just wanted to share a little experience I had with my sewing. After I finished fashion design school, where I learned very much about pattern construction and sewing, my pattern construction skills almost became too much for me. I know it sounds weird, but I was at that point when I felt I could do anything, almost any shape I wanted. And I started the most complicated projects just because of that. But the thing is, I got bored and started new projects all the time, without finishing anything. And the result of that is that I almost got bored of sewing, because I never saw any finished results of my work. So I started to sew less and less, and during a period nothing at all. What I’d forgotten is that the most important thing with sewing is that it should be fun.
But about two weeks ago, I started to make a couple of simple garments with the easiest pattern construction. Just because I wanted to have fun when sewing again, like I always had before. And now, I’m soon finished with a little collection with simple and cute garments that took not much time at all to make. All the fabrics are from my fabric stash (originally bought in thrift stores) = no new fabrics, and that was my challenge with this collection, not the sewing and construction.
So my tips to you is that if you’re fed up with complicated constructions and hard sewing, it can be good to take a break from that and just make something simple, just for fun. (Of course it’s good to challenge yourself, but it’s not neccessary to do it all the time)
Well, that was a long post, but I felt I had to share this! Can’t wait to share my collection here at BS when it’s ready!
Happy sewing guys!
I feel your pain. I ALWAYS have to grade my pattern and adjust for my foo…
Same issue here.
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