Anyway I got to thinking about sewing, I love sewing, I love having new things to wear - I can't buy much at the moment, we're pretty broke - I have lots of vintage patterns and vintage material sitting there waiting to be made up, so why don't I sew more often?
I know part of it is time, I so often have projects I start and don't finish as I run out of time. I know the best times I've had sewing are when I've had a holiday weekend totally free and have sewed all weekend, however of course those weekends don't come around very often.
I planned a weekend of sewing this weekend but of course as I'm not well I know I will make stupid mistakes, and just don't have the energy anyway.
Recently though I set up a sewing area in my office, I have a table to sew on, all my material is in there, it needs a bit of organisation but I'm hoping this will encourage me to get on with it. Once it's organised I'll take some pics, but don't hold your breathe!
A few months ago I got very organised and scanned all my patterns and saved them on my computer in categories, oh yeah actual categories!! I have plenty of patterns too, but never enough!
So in the next few months I'm hoping that I'm going to get going on my sewing.
I've been wanting to make this blouse up for ages, it's very much my style as it has a sweetheart neckline, always good for people with a large bust!
There are so many options with this blouse aren't there?
Then I would really like to get some skirts made up, I wear trousers far too often, I particularly like this pattern with the detail on the pockets of the middle option
Of course I'd also quite like to make up a dress, although I don't wear dresses very often as I don't go out as much as I'd used to but still a gal has to have a dressy option as well and I refuse to pay the price most people are asking for 50s cocktail type dresses nowadays! I have a beautiful organza with matching lining, it's just deciding quite what to make out of it! I want to make an illusion style cocktail dress, I tried in vain to find a photo of exactly what I meant but just couldn't so it's kinda like the dress below but instead of lace, imagine see through organza, does that make sense or is my cold addled brain far from the mark?
However finding a pattern with an illusion neckline is hard, I'm still looking, but I think I might just have to make it up myself, which - may I add before you think I'm some master seamstress - is not as hard as it sounds!!
Are you a proscrastinator when it comes to sewing? Or do you buy pattern & material and get on with it? If you do, advise please!!