Sunday, January 3, 2016
The Tailored Suit Jacket Pattern That Wasn't
I had an absolutely useless day's sewing today. I went through all of my patterns, studied a vintage pattern, drafted a new basic sloper from my current measurements and at the end of it all I still had no suit jacket pattern. I had a moment there when I thought I'd be clever and just modify my summer suit pattern (see jacket here) to work for the new jackets I want to make, but then I couldn't figure out how to work backwards and remove the armhole princess seam (or at least I didn't want to bother trying today). The reason none of this was working out? Because I didn't want to be sewing today, I wanted to be writing and I was forcing myself to work on the jacket pattern instead. As a result I made zero progress!
It's strange, sometimes I just can't do anything else but write. "Real" writers don't wait for the muse, for inspiration like that to strike, because if they (we?) did wait for such a rare occurrence, nothing would ever get finished. Finishing a story means writing even when you don't want to. Sewing on the other hand...not always.The moments do arrive though, the buzz of inspiration beating on the sides of my skull so that I can focus on nothing else. Today just wasn't a sewing day, no matter how I tried.
Do you ever get struck with single focused creativity? When all you can do is write, or sew, or knit, or bake? Maybe it's just because I make all kinds of things, my brain just shuts all creative doors but one sometimes, leaving my no option but to go where the "muse" wants me...and this post is odd and rambling. I guess I just wanted to do a progress report on the suit jacketing today, and have no progress to report! Perhaps next weekend instead...