I don't know if anyone else ever goes through this with their sewing, but out of the blue I have got myself on this underwear sewing thing.
It's like as a sewer you find yourself caught up on sort of a private craze, thinking about it, sewing it, spending way too much time internet shopping, or just internet window shopping about it, and then after a while you feel you have enough and move back to sensible sewing or onto something else.
The thing is you are never sure where these sewing obsession things come from or why they started.
Maybe someone else's blog post, maybe a morning you decide you have a wardrobe gap, maybe just some more of sewer's optimism - you know that lovely delusional feeling that you have far more time to sew than you actually have.
In my case it might have been golfing in hot weather or not wanting to wear one of my good purchased bras to sweat it out on the stationary bike (something I do use on rainy days providing there is a good series on Netflix - have you seen Offspring from Australia - great show).
I am sure the need to have cotton underwear free of any kind of synthetic might have set me off.
At any rate this mania started with the cotton underpants and moved onto sports bras for some reason.
I have been working on three different sports bra patterns and over the next few days will do some show and tell.
In the meantime tell me, does the idea of an out of the blue sewing craze make sense to you?
What have your own detours and tangents been and what do you think sets this kind of sewing binge off?
I am pretty interested to hear if it is just me who gets these sewing fevers or not.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon