Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hello Again

Today was a good day. Not just because it was a beautiful day in Tucson, Arizona, but I suddenly wanted to sew something and actually got started.

I don't know what caused this sudden change to myself. After all it was quite an ordinary morning: My cat, Chester woke me up by accidentally kneading my bare arm around 7AM (like every morning). I fed him and saw him leaving the room immediately after having exactly one bite (again, like every morning). Then I had a coffee and thought I wanted to make something today.

So I went through my stash and, because cotton is the easiest to handle, pulled some cotton cuts out. 

What happened next annoyed me: I could not decide what to make for a ridiculously long time. I just couldn't. This made me think of the scene from the documentary film about Anna Wintour: In that film, she described her strength as "decisiveness". Well, today it became perfectly clear why I was not an editor-in-chief of Vogue. (By the way, her self-claimed weakness was "children". So is mine! Does this make me an editor-in-chief? Sadly, no.)

Anyhow, I finally started cutting pattern pieces around 2PM, did some petite alteration, then cut the fabric. Here is what I have accomplished today. I apologize for the bad focus of my photo.

Oh, did I tell you that I am making Vogue 8857?

 Photo Courtesy of Vogue Patterns

I am glad that I am sewing again. Why I had not been sewing for a while was not due to illness or any serious matter. It was just that I was busy before graduation in May, got used not to sew, and kept on not sewing even after graduation (oh yes, I graduated! I am officially a math geek now). Honestly, I don't know why, but now that I am sewing again, I like to think that my creativity had been hibernating in the past months and finally awoke (in the fall, yes).

Happy sewing, everyone.