And here’s the first in progress post of the year. I did say there would be more…
I’ve been having a beast of a time getting started on anything. since the beginning of the year. Getting started is always a challenge for me. I get on fine when I’m in the middle of it but starting… I seem to need to take a deep breath first. It’s been harder these past two weeks though. Possibly because all the projects I have in mind are going to require a lot of energy.
It was one of those days where I just couldn’t muster the courage to jump into my first project (a Sewaholic Granville shirt) that I turned to Instagram. I got the firm kick in the butt that I was asking for, traced, and muslined the pattern. Link because Instagram still refuses to send my pictures to my Flickr account and the embed feature isn’t cooperating. And then, I waited for my fabric from Spoonflower… Which showed up two days ago.
It’s still wrinkly because I haven’t washed it yet (4th floor to basement, remember?) The yellow one is cotton poplin (for something for V I think) and the grey is cotton lawn (for my shirt). It doesn’t look like much, I know. I used a blurry macro picture of a flower. The yellow is the original picture. I tried to make it big enough to fill the width of the fabric. Then I added the mirror option in Spoonflower. That way, I could get continuous yardage rather than panels. The fabric color is a little off compared to the picture. I swear I can’t see any green in my original picture!
Huh. Maybe just a teeny tiny bit in the upper right corner. But not to the extent that I see in the fabric. I did order a sample to preview the fabric but I couldn’t choose from which part of the fabric I got it so I didn’t see the green. The details of the picture are less visible too, no? Which is ultimately okay because my plan was to just have a fabric that has seemingly random color variations.
The grey turned out perfectly though! It’s the same picture but I messed around with the colorize function in Gimp and turned it this pretty purplish grey. I can’t wait to see how it works out!
And you know what happened while I was waiting for my fabric? Project Run & Play revealed the themes for the next season. I’m so happy that they’re back to the original format. I have an ambitious plan, especially for the Cos Play week, and I don’t have the time for fear. I’m going to be requesting more butt kicking!