So I thought I'd share with you some ambitious projects I have planned this year on my sewing quest.
I have sewed on and off pretty much all my adult life, but it's usually before a big holiday I sew for weeks on end, getting together lots of nice seperates, or for weekenders, or any other big event, what I have never done is sew regularly for fun and just to make day to day pieces to wear. So this is my year of sewing more regularly, I need blouses for day to day work - although I work for myself so I can have what I want style wise. I'd also like to make stuff for my husband, he's one of those annoying people who doesn't really change weight so his vintage stuff always fits, so he's not in urgent need of anything like me, but I would like to try a couple of things for him.
So here are a few ideas that I would like to try.
I want to make this in this fabric! It's more beautiful in the flesh, more gold going on, and brighter colours, I also have enough to make the dress and bolero.
And I'd like to make this!
Not sure which fabric but I love that white with red trim combo, however I am a klutz so it's probably not a great idea for someone who will get the dress grubby in 2 seconds flat!
Next up, I love this dress, I really want to make it but it's looks hard because I always have to alter patterns, my bust is larger in proportion to my waist & hips, so anything complicated on the top half of a pattern I usually stay well clear of but this in green as is the pattern would look stunning!
Next up I've been promising myself I would make myself a leopard print fur swing coat for years and never get round to it, I'm hoping this is the year, it's a modern repro pattern and I love that they re-release old patterns!
Another one I've been meaning to make up for years is this nice seperates set, and again if made in a plain colour then you can swap the seperates around, I really must get on with stuff like this!
I really need more blouses, I've made this one before and it's a lovely pattern, and not too hard to make either. I don't go for the high neck one as this makes me look even larger in the bust but the slash neck looks nice on me.
I have a couple of lots of material which would look stunning in this pattern, I keep meaning to get round to making them, but do I? So I have the pattern and the fabric, just need to get off my arse and do it!
Next up is a shirt for Paul, I have the fabric again and the pattern, so what am I waiting for?
Here's the fabric I want to make up this pattern in.
Now this next pattern is a little ambitious for me, but I'd really like to give it a go, I've never made anything like it before, however I like a challenge, so at some point this year I'd love to have a go at this!
And last but not least, as I don't feel 100% yet but would quite like to do some sewing today, I'm going to have a go at a bag, in one of either of these 2 materials. Neither are vintage, but they have a vintage look to them and I love both of them!
I already have a bag in this fabric that I bought when on holiday years ago in Pasadena, they decorated it with red & green diamantes, which adds some sparkle, not sure if I have any but even if I make it up I can add them later.
Or this fabric which actually I am going to make a blind for our downstairs loo in, but I know I have extra so might make a bag in this instead, although I'm guessing I should make the blind first to make sure I have enough left! Ooooh sorry I just realised that's a bad pic, still you get the idea.
I know how much better I feel cos I can link a sentence together and I'm slightly excited at the idea of sewing, whoo hoo! Of course the reality is I might feel poop when I start, at which point I'll stop as I have a trade show to go to tomorrow which is work and important. If I do well I'll let you see the end result, if it goes badly, we will never speak of it again.....!!
Hope you all have a great Saturday