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Dream Sewing

2014 April 25
by elizabeth_admin

Do you dream about sewing?

Once when I was attempting to go vegetarian by cutting one type of meat out at a time, I had the longest, most intense and detailed dream about cooking a beef bolognese pasta sauce from scratch.  First I minced the herbs, then I diced the onions, and carrots.  Then I slowly browned the ground meat.  Seriously, I could smell it cooking in my dream.  I woke up and knew, just knew, I would never be able to become a vegetarian.  And I’m not.

Well, last night I had the same kind of dream about sewing.  It was so detailed.  I went to my fabric closet, chose my fabric, washed it, chose the pattern, cut it out, and so on and so on.   By the time I woke up from my dream, I had a beautiful graphic, pleated skirt completed.  It was so beautiful.  I almost expected it to be real — as if I had really sewed it while I was asleep.

And do you know what the best part was?  I actually have that fabric in the stash.  I bought it at the PR NYC weekend in 2012 at Paron’s, one of my favorite Garment District stores.



And I think I have a pleated skirt pattern in my pattern stash.  I could totally make my dream skirt.  In fact, I think I will.

So do you?  Do you dream sew?

8 Responses leave one →
  1. hoosiermama permalink
    April 25, 2014

    Nothing like this has ever happened to me and I am seriously jealous. I very much want to see the Dream Skirt and wonder if the reality will be able to live up to the dream?

  2. robin permalink
    April 25, 2014

    I think of designs in my sleep. Unfortunately I do not sketch them and the idea falls into the abyss. Oh well, maybe it will come back. Your fabric choice is beautiful.

  3. April 25, 2014

    I have indeed dreamed sewing. Can’t wait to see your dream sew true!

  4. April 26, 2014

    always! mine get a little more insane, but i think that has to do with my haphazard waking methods 🙂

  5. April 26, 2014

    I usually solve problems in my sleep – not sew entire garments! This should be a beauty.

  6. April 27, 2014

    I dream of sewing projects I want to make, I wake up full of ideas but most never make it to the cutting table.

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