2020/02/09 黄鶯睍睆 Kōō kenkan su⁠

Dormant creatures start to twitch. Birds start singing in the mountains⁠.

Last night, I had a dream that I had the most beautiful clothing to wear and it was the peak of Summer. I was full of joy and so happy to finally feel like I was in my own skin, enjoying my summer makes. ⁠⁠Today, I realized I have been having this same dream for the past 10 years. This year, I have committed to creating beautiful pieces for my closet, that I can enjoy when California reaches its peak, my favorite season to dress.⁠

⁠Once the weather is nice, I lean more into reading at the beach, travel, and being out in nature. I doubt I will be at my machine as much as I am now, but this year may be different.⁠ This Summer, we have hopes of finally visiting Washington state and enjoying the energy of a new state, as well as getting back to Portland as we intended to last year before things became quite out of control.

The upcoming energy of the New Moon in Aquarius propelled me to finish two garments yesterday which felt quite different (completely unheard of in my book). I am not sure about you, but I am so thankful that this retrograde is not in a water sign! Those have been quite intense for me and bring so much heavy thinking.⁠

⁠As we gear up for another rainy week I am planning on sewing a Clover Apron Dress from Sarah Kirsten as well as a few versions of the 1956 McCalls 3973, a vintage top variety, from my remnant sliver purchases (you know, the ones where it is super expensive or too cute to pass up so you buy as little as possible, not really considering what you will sew with it).⁠

For me, so much planning goes into my makes and this helps me discern sewing something out of wardrobe necessity versus excess, which causes me stress. If you need help with planning, my Garment Planning Worksheet might be just what you need!

Are you excited for Summer energy? What do you plan on sewing? 


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