Losing and Finding Your Sewing Mojo


When you sew for work and for fun, it can take its toll. Yes, of course I love what I do for a living and recognize that I am incredibly fortunate to be around all thing sewing all the time, but too much of anything, even things you love, can be, well, too much!

I was so excited to be away from sewing during my vacation to France and wondered if I'd miss it. Shockingly, I didn't. I relished diving into other creative outlets, like photography and drawing. I went to art school and while I love sewing, I also love other forms of art that I rarely have time to explore.

After five weeks of vacation, plus a little time on either end, before I knew it, I had taken a six week break from sewing. I figured that I'd be chomping at the bit to get back to all my in-progress projects, but again, I just wasn't interested.

How did I get out of my funk? Sewing a gift for someone else! I jumped into the super cute Lily Dress from Green Bee Patterns, for an adorable 3-year old birthday girl. Pictured above, I loved making this project and totally recommend it for little girls in your life. I mean, who doesn't love scallops!

And speaking of scallops, while making the dress, I wrote a little tutorial on how to sew perfect scallops for Craftsy. Perhaps it will help you on your next project.

Do you all take breaks and lose your sewing mojo? I admit, I'm still in a bit of a funk, but the dress helped for sure. What gets you back into the groove?