How do you get out of a "funk" like this? First, I allow myself to think it is ok not to sew. I think that is the hardest thing for me to come to terms with. As every weekend rolled around, I would thnk about sewing. But as the weekend went on and things piled up on my calendar, I had to tell myself it is ok to not be sewing. Then when I'm in a sewing funk and want to try and get back into sewing, I think about what projects I want to make. But this time around I was having a hard time deciding. I tend to look for something simple because I don't want to fall into the funk too quickly again with an involved project. I also look at inspiration from many sewing bloggers!
So what I decided on as my first project is New Look 6230. I have always liked the baseball style tee, but I'm going to be putting a little spin on this one. I was inspired when on a trip to Fabric Depot in Portland, OR. They had a really cool charmeuse panel with a vintage woman printed in black and white. They were sold out of the panel, but eventually found it from another online retailer. (They are now sold out of it too.) and it's been sitting on my shelf ever since.
|Model example at Fabric Depot, Portland, OR. March 2014|
I will be using the charmeuse panel for the front and a coordinating knit for the rest of the top. I think any charmeuse print, whether panel or not would work great for a shirt like this. I have seen a lot of fabirc mixing in RTW and I really would like to try it out.