A few months ago I made a pair of PJ pants and after finishing (what I thought would be a one time sewing project), I couldn't bring myself to put the sewing machine away. It stayed in the dining room, close at hand, with intention stuck to it. What did I feel like sewing? Did I feel like sewing?
Last summer Suzy and I talked about sewing skirts, but I never could get excited about showing my legs. It's been years, seriously years, since I've worn a skirt. Crop pants I can do, but a skirt didn't float my boat.
This year I talked about skirts so often Suzy and I finally decided to go for it. She make hers first (although I still haven't seen it) and, a few weeks later, I finally followed through. I won't say sewing is fun, but it is rewarding and I love the finished result. Sewing is not about the process, as knitting is, sewing is a product driven task.
The pocket was the attraction to this pattern, Simplicity 2224, along with its "Easy to Sew" label. Thankfully, it was easy...so, sew easy. The sewing machine is still at the ready but, at the moment my intent has no goal and I await inspiration. Maybe if I went back to the fabric store...
Yes, yes, that is Blue Whale. Next week I'll share more. In the meantime you can check it out on Ravelry.