Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Sewing Block

Hey everyone! I noticed I haven't checked in since October. Shame on me. Ever since I came back from my cruise to the Bahamas in October I have hit a sewing block. Kind of like a writers block only with sewing. Get it? *crickets** Okay. Never mind.

So now you know I haven't sewn anything since my last dress. The dress pieces that I cut out from my green fabric are still sitting there on my table waiting to be sewn, but I just lack the motivation. I think its because my fabric room is a mess. Yes, I do have a room that I store most of my fabric in. I also happen to store my other crafting things in there too. I showed some really bad pictures of it in this post. Of course that room looks totally different and extremely messy. Essentially too much visual clutters equals zero productivity.

For now, I will show a picture of the book that Mister gave me for Christmas.

Yes, I received my copy of the Colette Sewing Handbook. I'm sure you must have heard of this book already. Lots of bloggers have been writing all about it. And if you know nothing about them then check out their website for more info. I've already looked through it and I can't wait to get started. I got Mister to purchase this book for me because of the chapter regarding fit. I'm a visual version and require lots of pictures to get me through anything. I was really happy to see lots of pictures when it was explaining how to do waist and small bust adjustments. My two biggest issues regarding fit. Hope this book can jump start me out of my sewing rut. Happy belated holidays and early new years!