Monday, 6 July 2015

Love at First Stitch

I have a tendency to daydream.  I get an idea in my head and it grows and grows.  I nurture it with hours gazing out a window.  I play around with it, build on it, embellish it.  Then I want to make it real.  Unfortunately, my skills do not always enable to make my ideas a reality.  I usually live vicariously through looking at beautiful images on Pinterest or Instagram, or by reading all the lovely blogs out there written by amazing and inspiring creative people.

It has been this way with sewing.  I dream up lots of beautiful and stylish clothes for me to make, but when  get down to making them I get overwhelmed or disheartened when what I achieve doesn't meet the dream.  This results in lots of UFOs.

I've made a decision.  I'm going to take a step back.  Start slowly.  Nurture my skills and not the day dream.  I've found the perfect book to help me.  Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes from Tilly and the Buttons.  More like love at first page.  This book is fantastic.  I love Tilly's enthusiasm, it;s so infectious that reading her book you just can't help but catch it. And her instructions are so clear there's no way you could get lost along the way.

The first project in the book is the Brigitte scarf.  I was almost tempted to skip it and go straight to the beautiful dresses at the back of the book, but I stopped myself, determined to take it slowly, one step at a time.  I made it out of some of the fabric left over from my Sorbetto top.  I have to admit that it's not my usual style, but I love it!  It's great for pretending that I'm Audrey Hepburn while doing the washing up.
I can't wait to try out the next project!

1 comment:

  1. Your Brigette scarf is super cute! It really suits you. It's a great book, eh? I've made the Mimi blouse so far... Good luck! xx