It’s been so amazing to sit down and feel the motivation to sew something fun. It’s not that I haven’t been sewing, but I haven’t sewn things just because. I had kind of lost that time to other things recently. It was very freeing feeling to take time for the few days to sew some clothes for me and my daughters.
It’s always easier for me to get started on knits when I have a few projects in mind rather than just one. I keep my serger stored in a little cubby and although it’s easier than digging it out of a closet it seems like simple things like that keep me from actually starting. Sad but true. The other big one is having fabric pre-washed. I used to always wash everything. Now, I don’t. But I do keep my pile of garment fabrics at the ready, but have gotten out of the habit of washing those as well. So I pulled out a bunch and got them washed and mostly pressed. If I could have someone press my big pre-washed cuts of fabric I so would. Once I get into it, the process is sort of meditative, but if I’m in a hurry it stresses me out!
So these Morrison Tees, pattern by Hey June, were part of my day of sewing. My girls both need a few things to wear, which is nice, and I’m in the same boat. I really love sewing up something they love wearing. It’s the best reward. These Morrison Tees are so cozy and I love the style! I made Natalie one a few months ago and have been waiting to make more. Plus they’re relatively simple and super fun to make! I’d say that each one (I made three) took maybe a little over an hour to make from cutting to sewing. That right there is why I love to sew. Something super functional in not a lot of time. For me, having short projects to make is the best way to get motivated to sew more things!
A couple takeaways for anyone looking to get more motivation:
- combine efforts by sewing similar projects at the same time
- have your garment fabrics pre-washed and pressed – grab and go!
- start with a simple project, one that doesn’t take long to sew
Pattern: Morrison Tee by Hey June (if you have girls age 6-16 check out all her juniors patterns) both tees are lengthened by about 2″
Fabrics: Wispy Daybreak by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics and Dana Cotton/Modal Knit (in Soft Peach) by Robert Kaufman (I bought a few cuts from Hawthorne Threads this spring) I’ll talk more about this fabric in my next post! (pssst! I loooove it)