So, I’ve managed to sew one garment since I last spoke to you and have taken no photos of it! I’ve also cut out one pattern and got no further – the fabric is still a big piece of fabric. So this is going to be a wordy rather than pretty post I’m afraid.
Basically – I feel a bit stuck. I have all these plans of what I’d like to make (as you know from my last post) but I’m… I don’t know really… Confused? Not sure? Long story short – I’ve recently been living in my maternity jeans from five years ago and a couple of vest (singlet) tops and a maternity top that’s also five years old. Don’t get me wrong – they’ve got plenty of life in them and they don’t need replacing at all but…
I like dresses. I like woven dresses. I like dresses that make the best of what I have and I’m not sure how to do that at the moment. Don’t get me wrong – I adore being pregnant (and everything that it brings!) but I’m not sure how to express who I am through my clothes at the moment. I’m also in that slightly odd transition phase where I don’t fit into my clothes anymore but don’t really look pregnant at the moment (although I’m told I’m starting to ‘pop’).
This leaves me wanting to sew but not having any real clue WHAT to sew!! I’m in the middle of making a quilt but even that isn’t scratching the itch at the moment. I want to sew something for ME so that I feel less casual and more put together if that makes any sense at all?
It’s a weird situation and one I wasn’t in when Boy was a bump. I didn’t sew clothes then and having found out so late, a couple of pairs of jeans and a couple of tops got me through the few months when I did know about it (and went from not looking pregnant to looking very pregnant in a very short space of time) – I didn’t have time to get frustrated about what was on offer on the high street and quite honestly I didn’t project myself through my wardrobe in the same way! I’m so grateful that I can do that through sewing but it’s a bit of a mind bender at the moment…
Sooo… I’m getting used to the idea of (nearly) everything in a knit (I’m not a fan of the draped look although I know some people can pull that off brilliantly) as I still like to have some definition where I can. Sewing knits is not a drama at all on my two machines either.
So I don’t know what my problem is:
Is it what to sew?
Is it how to project who I am through who I sew?
Is it simply that I need to wrap my head around this transitional period and just sew something!
I think I’ll go with option three…
PS – Boy starts school on Thursday… How on earth did we get to that stage already?!