i didn’t finish any of my potential “refashions” for this week’s sew weekly.
and now that week is over, and i have another UFO in the pile, BUT i found this challenge really fun and inspirational.
a couple of months ago, debi over at my happy sewing place did a beautiful post on what sewing weekly had inspired her to take on, and what it taught her about the learning process. she quoted the inimitable ira glass on creativity:
and honestly, the seeds of the work i’ve been inspired to do by the “refashion” challenge were planted way back then. when i first read this quote on debi’s blog i, for the first time since i started sewing, sat and took a pause and really thought about my garments and what i was trying to accomplish. and like many of us, i realized that i had outgrown some of my most cherished work from my first two years of sewing–in skills, in taste, in what i was looking for in a completed piece. but i loved these garments and was reluctant to let them go. i stumbled quickly upon an answer: refashion.
beginning with my biggest disappointment of 2010 and taking over my inspiration board, many of the projects i’ve planned out or begun work on in 2012 have involved some element of refashion–taking new skills and old garments and rediscovering the joy in them.
so keep an eye out for these pieces to make new appearances this year…