One thing I have noticed about me recently is how often I want things, and I want them immediately. With sewing (or any crafting, actually) you have to hit the slow button on life and learn to wait for things, actively practicing patience. Any project I try to speed up, or rush through to finish, quickly ends up being a mess. This year I want to enjoy the process of creating. I want to slow down with all of my projects and enjoy my craft!
To help me slow down this year, I’m going to show you what I am working on, while I am working on it. I think this little internet world can help feed our NOW mentality, and I’m going to put my bit of inspiration out there to wait and practice patience, slow down and enjoy the process of making.
So here’s my first work in progress post. Right now I’m working on the Marigold Peplum by Melissa over at Melly Sews. I was running a fever when I started this shirt over the weekend, and my first thought was “let’s forget adding any french seams, and just sew this quickly to get it done.” Thankfully I set the shirt aside when I was feeling the need to rush and picked it up again the next day to sew it with nice finishes. Patience….these sewing projects might just help me to grow into a better person this year!
What are you working on right now? Feeling the need to rush through it? Want to join me in slowing down this year?