Thank you for sending me positive words & vibes last week. It’s funny how, when a negative thought takes hold (in January for me particularly) it’s really hard to shake it off – despite how many times I think, “snap out of it already!” I can say I have made progress. I am now in posession of a third bodice block & toile, and this one actually seems to work in all the right places! When comparing it to the other two I cannot say it’s hugely different, so what made this work & the others not?? Heaven knows, ’cause I sure don’t!
Something else that’s looking up is the styling of my Jungle January make. I have come across The Coletterie’s plan for the Wardrobe Architect earlier in the month & thought it looked interesting. Quite frankly, this weekend it was downright necessary! So I’ve signed up, downloaded the questions & done a little soul searching. Now I’m not going to post my answers here, they aren’t that interesting, but they did make me think & I’ve realised that I was again trying to put myself into a place (clothes) that I didn’t belong. I also read Tia Dia’s latest post & inspiration hit me like a thunderbolt when seeing her Jungle January outfit! I created a new Pinterest board & trawled thought my other pins looking for stuff I really liked et voila! I am now back on track.
I have toiled my fashion cut & apart from a couple of alterations am pretty happy with it. So today I am going to get sewing & hope to have something really “me” when I’m done. I am really looking forward to having a new top & that leopard print viscose is so soft & drapey..
I leave you with something from artist Lisa Congdon who’s blog & sketch book entries are amazing & another free printable for your sewing space, click here to download it from the original site, & in various colours.