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October 22, 2016

I HAVEN'T CUT OR SEWN IN SO LONG...

...if it doesn't happen today - I'm not going to be able to remain my normally sweet and pleasant self; and it's not going to be a very pretty situation!  I've been caught up in a long period of "over thinking, over researching, second guessing, and can't seem to be able to make up my mind about anything" sewing wise discombobulation.  It's a miserable situation to be in, but sadly to say this does happen to me every once in a while.  It's way pass time to break this cycle
so today - I CUT...
 What do you do to break out of sewing discombobulation???

29 comments:

  1. Sew pillowcases for the grand nieces and nephews. It doesn't take a lot of thinking, planning or skill but you do get to sew which sometimes is all you need. The other way is the make another blouse from my TNT pattern. So sorry you are having trouble.

    Theresa in Tucson

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  2. Anoying situation to be in. But you made the delish chocolate cake!
    I usually cleanse the sewing palate by making something small, something different from your usual. Such as a small accessory or gifty project. I recently made a hand sewn gift receptacle from the book "Omiyage". That gave a garment-sewing nudge for sure.

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    1. Great advice Samina thanks for sharing!

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  3. Good for you! Either sew something I know how to do or get deduced by a brand new pattern.

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  4. Good for you! Either sew something I know how to do or get deduced by a brand new pattern.

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    1. I working on what I hope is an easy top now as an icebreaker Iris.

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  5. I get like that too. I usually walk away look at magazines to gain inspiration then make myself sew the easiest garment I can find. Usually a top. Hope you return to using the sewing machine soon.

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    1. I'm skipping over pants right now and going for a what I hope will be an easy top Sandra.

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  6. I feel you on this "discombobulation" I retired in April and now have the time to sew. I am an advanced beginner and have only sewed home dec items the past few months. I am a bit afraid to make garments due to the fact that I need to learn how to adjust patterns to fit me. I am gonna dive in and make a muslin. Watch those DVDs showing how to make adjustments. You can only learn by doing. I will get the muslin out and start making some casual pants. It has finally gotten cool and I need those pants stat! Your talent is there. I know it will bubble up sooner than later.

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    1. I'm waiting for the "bubble up" Mazzano Blue I need pants stat too!

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  7. I will go months then live at the machine for weeks

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    1. I miss living at the machine Serenity.

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  8. I had a dress sitting in my sewing room since August which I needed to hem for one of my daughters. That's not as bad as it seems, since she doesn't need it till May. But today I decided to go for it; taking 5.5" off a long lined dress isn't as easy as you think. But now maybe I've broken the drought and can make myself a couple of fall dresses! Any easy project to break the drought!

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    1. Drought is exactly what it feels like Marjie!

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  9. I have learned to simply walk away from a project that lingers on my sewing table for more than a week untouched. I know I'm not enjoying it and that's not what I want from my crafting
    life.

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  10. Yes it happens to me too. I've observed that things tend to brighten up when my sewing room is tidied up. So I have a good night sleep and put things away and here I am ready for a new project

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    1. My sewing room has been a bit of a miss Maria. Maybe that has been my problem and I didn't realize it. I did straighten it up yesterday before I began my new project.

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  11. Yes it happens to me too. I've observed that things tend to brighten up when my sewing room is tidied up. So I have a good night sleep and put things away and here I am ready for a new project

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  12. I have spells like that, too. When I finished my jacket in July I couldn't work up any enthusiasm to start something else. I spent weeks looking through my patterns and fabric changing my mind every few days. Finally last week I cut out and started a pair of simple pull on stretch bengaline pants. I finished them today and feel so much better now.

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    1. So glad you conquered your sewing discombobulation Kathy. I know it feels good too!

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  13. I'll clean and re-organize my sewing room. Just playing with my sewing things will inspire me; especially the fabrics to sew something.

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    1. I'll have to remember this for the next time it happens Catherine.

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  14. Hey Faye! I turn to a TNT, like my Jalie shrug or my NL a-line skirt, in a fabric that really excites me.

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    1. I think that is good advise Kyle!

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  15. Love to top. That was a great way to get back in the game.

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  16. I have been in this 'no sewjo" spell for too long.. Started out with all the moving stuff, all the work to do on the house, etc.. Now... I need to break it.. Thanks for reminding me... start with a blouse.. Can always use a new blouse or tunic.. Happy sewing.

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