Monday mindfulness

I have had so much fun with my sewing machine this weekend. I made the white Scout Tee first. This is a pretty straightforward pattern except I don’t really like doing a bias edge on necklines. So I made a facing for the back. For the front, I added a piece that was cut on the bias to add a different direction. (I have been sewing for over 50 years so these adaptations are years in the making.)

Then I dug into my clothing fabric stash (yes, I have a fabric stash for clothing and an even larger one for quilting) and found the print. I had seen a Scout Tee with longer sleeves so I decided to try that. Again, this was not new to me. I have altered and adapted patterns many times. I forgot how soothing it can be to sew.

And this sewing time made me think about my closet and this concept of enough. I want to get back to a more mindful approach to my wardrobe. I am looking forward to this book and to making a few more items to add to my closet. Until then, I am planning to spend some time cleaning out my closet. Spring will be here before we know it. How wonderful to have a more mindful closet to welcome the new season.

6 thoughts on “Monday mindfulness

  1. Those turned out great! Love the fabrics you chose. Like you, I have a pretty large fabric stash (some for clothes – including some gorgeous upholstery fabric I would love to use for a jacket [or 2 or 3], some for tablecloths, etc. It’s hard to find time for everything I want to do – lol.

  2. Getting rid of most of the clothes in my closet a couple of years ago CHANGED EVERYTHING for me. It was transformative. I, too, love sewing — and I’m planning to get back to my machine a bit more this year (for more than just mending and repairing). Your new Scout tees look fabulous — and make me eager to dig through my own fabric stash. XO

  3. I love the second fabric. We went through our closets last week and donated to Goodwille. It felt great to give and great to get rid of clothes I just wont wear but have nothing wrong with them.

  4. Those two tops have been inspiring me! I’ve shared your Instagram photos with several friends, and think I succeeded in getting at least two of them really excited about Uniform. I love that you have a clothing fabric stash. and I look forward to watching you stitch it away to make some mindful additions to your wardrobe 🙂

  5. You are such an inspiration! I am no where near as proficient as you are, but I am really looking forward to Uniform and making some new things for my wardrobe!

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