In an attempt to avoid the sleeve to shoulder struggle I'm looking creatively at how to have sleeves that exist outside of an armhole. Because there's no way I'm getting two sleeves on in an hours time...Didn't fully finish this top but so far it was a fun exercise in just draping and discovering along the way!
No personal creative work for the sake of creativity today. But I did piece together two separate cuts of lace and make them one! This dress isn't due until April so I'm still gonna celebrate that i'm "doing the work over procrastination"!
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started" - M. Twain
For as long as I can remember i've been procrastinating. There's something about the 11th hour that really jumpstarts my creative drive and ability to focus on a task. Until the pressure is on I can spend months, weeks, days, just twiddling my thumbs. The ability to work quickly and clearly under pressure is a blessing and a curse. I've often struggled with this trait, and wondered if there are ways to trick myself into this procrastinator mindset before I actually am procrastinating. I'm learning that putting things off never puts me ahead. And, as Mr. Twain so honestly stated, "the secret of getting ahead is getting started". I want to train myself to get. started. I want to cultivate a daily habit of creativity, focus and genuine downright hardwork, even when the power of procrastination isn't at play, because the most important aspect of creative work is just showing up. every day. and doing the work, even when we don't feel like it, and hopefully this practice of showing up, of getting started will take away some of the pressure that often leads me to procrastination. So, in an attempt to cultivate a habit of getting started here's what i'm committing to: 1 Hour / Day (M-F): Draw. Drape. Cut. Sew. For 100 days. To document the process. And at the end of 100 days host a sample sale as a way of celebrating where discipline and persistence can lead!