I've finally worked out the September theme, which took a little bit of sideways thinking. September is one of those months where the word September doesn't have an inspirational etymology that serves as a source of theme ideas.
September stands for the seventh month - and when Augustus Caesar decided to change the calender (for reasons I haven't traced ) he moved it to the ninth month position. So far not much inspiration.
But September/seven also seems to stand for lots of beginnings - the start of ecclesiastical years, academic years in the northern hemispheres, harvest months in other traditions. And, it has links with another concept - seven is often considered lucky, as in seventh heaven,
That gave me something to work with. We are all entering a new season, a new fashion beginning for sewing. We are also very lucky ladies in that we live very blessed lives - I can't help but think sadly about all our unfortunate sisters in parts of the world where they are suffering under great hardship with very unstable conditions and brutality around them. While I tend to stick to sewing in my blog world - it's an upbeat space away from other sides of life - I do think we should all count our blessings when planning our sewing this month. We are all very privileged.
So let's start planning our fall/winter or spring/summer wardrobes (depending on where you live). And make the first garment towards that this month.
Take care everyone,
Sarah Liz :)