Day Dreaming

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

I've had such high hopes for my sewing but I haven't been able to turn those dreams into reality.

You know how it goes - there's a party so you think you'll make something awesome to wear, there's a job interview so you need a new outfit to give you that extra boost of confidence, there are important meetings where you want to be at your absolute best and you can't find anything in your wardrobe that feels right.  Surely I'm not the only one!  All these events have come and gone without a stitch of new clothing in sight and I've survived (I even got the job!).

But I'm itching to sew.  I bought some gorgeous new fabrics on a trip to Sydney, I've indulged in online shopping and even Wade has suggested that I'm going to struggle to make up all the patterns that are arriving in the mail.

It's time to put my foot to the pedal.

We have a public holiday on Monday which means a long weekend and for the first time in months I don't have to be out all weekend at kids sport.  Given that I'm the worlds slowest sewer I figure I can get through three simple garments, anything else is a total bonus.

So here's my Queen's Birthday long weekend sewing list:

The Morris Blazer - just need to pre-wash my fabrics and I'm ready to go.
Morris Blazer
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Simplicity 1366 - So many versions of this top out there, but I just think it would be a great winter layering piece.

Papercut Patterns Anima pants - I have a beautiful bamboo/tencel french terry set aside for these and I can't wait to wear them.

Anima Pant
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Hopefully having a dedicated list will stop me from becoming overwhelmed by everything that I want to sew - I've been going into my sewing room and looking at all the lovely fabrics and patterns and not quite knowing where to start.

Do you have any weekend sewing plans?  Do you ever get overwhelmed by the long list of things you want to sew?  How do pick what you're going to make next?


Sharon said...

Too many plans here and away from the sewing machine this weekend so will be waiting to see your fabulous makes on Tuesday (no pressure).

The Morris Blazer is showing up everywhere, I look forward to hearing your thoughts, what fabric are you planning to use?

Sharon said...

Oh forgot to congratulate you on the new job.

Summer Flies said...

I forgot it's a long weekend :) so that's a bonus and it's also free for me from lots of things. I'm exactly the same - went to a show last week and no new dress was made and really, I'm good about it. But I do get overwhelmed with all the patterns a fabric and want to make everything at once then I get nothing made. I'm trying to get all the ufo's finished before moving onto other things. Congrats on the new job!

Christy said...

You've made three good choices. I hope you get them done! I have high hopes for sewing this weekend. Mine has also been very light lately, like hemming trousers or even nothing at all!!