If you wait for the right moment, you end up not doing anything. This is my opinion anyway. I am not saying that you have to jump at anything that comes your way without giving it a thought but I’ve noticed that if I think about something for a longer period of time, I never end up doing it.
If I leave the decision to go skiing to the morning, I never go skiing. But if I make up my mind and prepare the night before, I always find it easier in the morning to get up early and head to the hills.
Same thing happens with any type of workout – if I stop to think about it, I never do it. But if I put on my running shoes and go out the door, it’s done – I’m going! 😀
I felt the same way about sewing. I always thought that I should learn more about it before I even attempt a project. But all I had to do was start. And the project unfolded on its own. I had bought a piece of really nice knit fabric a long time ago. The colour was one of my favourites – a warm soft hazelnut brown. The fabric was so soft and I couldn’t wait to make something so I could wear it. For a long time I thought I had to learn how to sew knits and stretchy fabrics because I didn’t want to spoil the beautiful piece I had. So I looked at 100s of patterns and tutorials. I talked to people who sew, asked staff at fabric stores… but I was still afraid to go ahead and make something. I knew I wanted a shirt and I knew I wanted to use as much of the fabric as possible.
So the other day I came across a super simple idea in one of my Burda magazines. You take a fabric rectangle, fold it in two (you can do this with 2 rectangles and sew at the shoulders). Sew the sides up to the length you want leaving openings for arms. Cut another opening at the top for a neckline and leaving the fabric uncut at the end so it sits on your shoulders. And voila! You have a shirt! 😀 I know, it sounds a little crazy but it’s really simple and easy to make. And when you have 2 toddlers in the house, it’s the perfect project for naptime LOL
I also made this quick blanket all from remnants. Even the batting was a remnant I got for half price from the local fabric store. 😀 It’s perfect for picnics and playing on the grass. I love digging into the remnants basket 😀 So many great pieces to find and fraction of the cost.