I mentioned in my most recent sewing post that I have been wanting to share more of the planning and behind the scenes work that goes into my sewing projects. As my sewing practice evolves and I gain more experience, my overall approach continues to shift. When I first began sewing, I was very intent on making one project from start to finish before moving onto the next. What I have come to realize is that this isn’t the most efficient option, and also doesn’t necessarily help with building my overall wardrobe. Now, I am beginning to plan out several projects at a time and I think that viewing them in one or two month blocks of time helps my creative process immensely. To that end, I hope to share more of my plans so you have a bit of a window into how I prep and how many of the plans actually come to fruition.
This is a partial stack of the fabrics I am hoping to work with for the month of August. Even since I have taken these photos over the weekend, plans have changed a bit, and that’s just the nature of how my creative process works! Without a doubt, my least favorite part of the sewing process is cutting out my projects. It requires extreme attention to detail and I have to be very focused when I am doing it. As a result, I have transitioned to cutting out several projects at once so that I can get all the cutting out of the way and then be ready to just sew, sew, sew. I have several projects cut out for August and have already started sewing some of them. Read on below to see what I’m hoping to sew up!