As a full time "professional" creative, it can be so hard to find ways to use art and craft for my own personal fulfillment or relaxation. Can any one relate to that? Over the years I have tinkered in many art forms, from drawing and painting to photography and knitting.
I have recently been intrigued by the #slowfashion movement and have been making a conscious effort to buy fewer, better quality things for my closet (and first looking at thrift stores and consignment shops when I need something). On my wish list for the coming year is to teach myself how to sew. Luckily there are so many wonderful resources out there that include videos and tutorials, and my favorite so far is a site called 100 Acts of Sewing. Designer and artist Sonya Philip has created what is essentially a capsule collection of basic patterns, like this beloved "Shirt No. 1" that beginners and advanced sewers alike have made a staple in their wardrobe.
I can't wait to pair this pattern with some of the Japanese and Guatemalan textiles I have been hoarding! Stay tuned, I'll post my finished shirt when it's complete. What kinds of relaxing past times to you hope to incorporate more of into your daily life?