Saturday, 15 January 2011

My Mojo's coming back!

So this morning I woke up feeling miles better than yesterday, I'm not 100% but certainly not in that dazed condition where you can't actually even think!

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!

Scary huh?

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


Porcelina said...

Beautiful fabrics! And some wonderful projects - I look forward to seeing the finished results!
Miss P xx

Perdita said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better!

I can mend, but am not so great and making garments from scratch. My mum's an excellent seamstress, perhaps I should ask her for some lessons!

Sarsaparilla said...

Wow, I guess you do have your mojo back!

I love the fabric you chose for that first pattern. And you're right, that green dress does look complicated - but how beautiful you'll look in it!

It's good to see you so excited about this. :-)

Ivy Black said...'s back! What fun and that's a serious stack of tasty patterns, the dress and bolero will look brilliant in that fabric, can't wait to see it.XXX

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Oh I love the one marked Anna Adams!

Vintage Vixen said...

I'm so glad you're feeling perkier! I love all those patterns but absolutely adore that sleeveless high-necked blouse. xxx

Miss Magpie said...

I'm going to come to your house and steal that monkey fabric....

Kim Bombshell said...

I wish I could sew! that sundress pattern is so adorable. I can't wait to see pics of what you make :-)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Glad you feel better! The patterns are amazing - can't wait to see some makes!!

LandGirl1980 said...

LOVE the monkey fabric! Having your mojo back ROCKS!

Gabriella said...

Hooray for sewing! Love those patterns and the fabric too, specially the monkeys. Can't wait to see what you make!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Hey thanks all, yep been sewing all afternoon, a non-clothes project but haven't finished yet will post about it tomorrow!

delia hornbook said...

O wow o wow o wow i adore all those patterns you have choosen for yourself where do you find them? I adore the wiggle dress and the red and white and also the green dress and to make a coat to ;-) I will be so excited to see ;-))I love your fabrics to, can't wait to see the bag your going to make, and good luck with making clothes for your chap ;-)Im going to lookforward to seeing all clothes ;-) Good luck with it all and please get sewing ;-)) Dee x

Andi B. Goode said...

OMG PINK FLAMINGOS! That fabric is amazing. I'm drooling. Also, I love the second dress - I think I have some fabric it'd look great in. Haha
-Andi x

Brook said...

I love the fabric in the first picture! divine! I want a dress in that too! hahaha! I love all the patterns you picked out! fabulous! Can't wait to see some done.

Jennie DeSoto said...

I'm so jealous! I wish I sewed better! I just got a new sewing machine and the darn thing scares me. I gotta read the manual because there's so many gadgets and do-dads I am afraid to use it. I miss my grandma's old singer :(

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