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2013 August 9
by elizabeth_admin

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Yes, it’s true, the seersucker blouse has absconded with my sewing mojo.  That project really took the wind out of my sails.  However, I am happy to report that I did put the blouse into the magic washer and dryer and it is much improved.  I’m afraid to iron it though for fear that the problems will come back.  I have discovered one thing I will want to change if I make Advance 8612 again though — I think it needs more length.  I keep feeling like my love handles are being exposed even though there really is no danger of that.  If I added an inch of length to the hem, it would feel more comfortable.

This has to be the summer with the least sewn projects for me ever.  I think I got more sewing done as a working mom than I ever do as a stay at home mom.  WTH?  I think I am going to abandon summer sewing for now and move straight on to fall sewing in an effort to jumpstart my mojo.

If you see my sewing mojo, please alert the sewing authorities!

8 Responses leave one →
  1. August 9, 2013

    Try putting a triangle of interfacing behind dart to adhere material to and then sew. This might help with seer sucker.

  2. August 9, 2013

    I did not sew much at all in July. I’m back in the saddle, though.

    Try making something quick that you know you will love. A knit dress, perhaps.

  3. August 9, 2013

    How dare that thing called sewing motivation leave you high and dry! It’s happened to me before too, and it leaves you with almost a lonely kind of feeling. Many say that it should be used as a time of rest – but I refuse to do that and have been known to FORCE it back into play. I know yours will find it’s way back home very soon.

  4. August 10, 2013

    It’s ok to take a break sometimes. I get those dry spells too

  5. Kandra permalink
    August 10, 2013

    You are so funny! I’m a longtime follower of your blog…something of a lurker, since I never comment! But I have to say that I think the seersucker blouse turned out fine, and I’m sure the next time you use that pattern, the results will be stellar! You do beautiful work and inspire all the rest of us!

  6. August 10, 2013

    Elizabeth, Haha, I enjoyed the ALERT!!! Enjoy your little break from sewing, knowing that your mojo is never far from home. It will return at just the right moment.

  7. August 10, 2013

    I had one of those mojo-suckers! I remade it 3 times and finally threw it out. It was just getting me down!! Hint…

  8. August 10, 2013

    One mojo jumper that can be a lot of fun is to make something wild and weird and so totally not what you’d normally sew just to enjoy the experience – no fit worries – just fun.

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