Hello! It's been awhile! I been buying loads of fabric and dreaming of all the things I will make…tomorrow. I've been hit by a serious block.
The only fix to a sewing block is thinking up exciting plans. I've been loving seeing everyones resolutions and #2016makenine on instagram, so slightly late to the party, I'm making my own list.
I believe in the power of making a list. While I am shocked and guilty of how many projects I've posted here which I SAY I'll do but never get round to, having a list of patterns I want to make/fabric I want to use always keeps my sewing productivity levels up.
Making a coat has been on my list for months and months….and I'm still working up the courage to tackle one. I'm a nervous sewer and sticking to patterns which hold my hand is my safety blanket. I've got the fabric and the pattern, my plan is the sleeveless version.
I finally caved!! This pattern was on sale during Christmas and I snapped it up. I've seen so many gorgeous versions. I've had one metre of some Nani Iro fabric which I've had for two years which I had absolutely no idea what to do with. Now I'm planning on the seasonally inappropriate top. Nani Iro + Inari pattern is perfection. See the examples here and here
This is cut out and ready to sew up! I'm hoping it's going to be the perfect work top.
9 Metres of £8 fabric later (no regrets) this dress is high on the priority list. Buying this was the first time in ages I've bought a dress I have absolutely no occasion for but ..still…#NoRagrets
I went back to Kommatia Patterns and bought two more during her New Year sale. I am officially her fangirl.
This is one pattern I don't already own. Ralph Pink's revamp of his website is amazing. I've always liked how modern his patterns are but before he only showed the pattern illustrations and I only thought his patterns where for advanced seamstresses (his corsets are AH.MAZING.) I have the two perfect fabrics for this dress….which is why it's completely necessary to buy this :p
This might be the year my husband finally gets the pros of having a wife that sews. I have everything for this, Valentines day??
The most practical item on the list. It is freezing! but I just can't keep away from wanting to make Summer clothes. This jumper is exactly the oversized, comfort over everything style I like.
I've been looking for a backpack pattern for a year. I've been so fussy. This is on sale and I really need a backpack. I can't wait to make something I can use everyday.
Looking at this list I already see my wardrobe gaps. Bottoms and clothes warm enough to survive the British weather but I'm so happy my sewing has progressed so much that I'm very confident that I can make all these thing!
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