I have so many projects on my mind at the moment, and every time I turn around I get more inspiration! Does anyone else have this problem? I either need to shut my eyes permanently, or find a better way to prioritise.
Currently I'd like to make:
Two blouses to wear with my capri pants
On one of my frequent wanders through the time and money trap that is etsy, I found this pattern:
The seller wanted $45 for it (Wha?) so I did a search on ebay and found the exact same pattern IN MY SIZE for $11! Bargain. I think that because it has sleeves it would be a wonderful blouse for winter. I've cut out two and I'm part way through sewing one.
A fabulous house coat
So after my favourite blogger posted about an opera coat he had made his 'cousin' Cathy, I had a look through the available patterns on etsy and found this amazing coat:
Its a house coat, but I think that if it makes up nicely, it would make a fabulous over-coat. For warmth, I've decided to line it in soft, warm minkie fabric. And wouldn't you know it, I didn't buy enough to cut out the sleeves! So this one is currently all cut out (apart from the warm sleeves) and its on the floor of my sewing room until I can find more of the same fabric or come up with another solution. Sigh!
A pair of high-waisted jeans that cover my ankles
Its winter here in Australia, and I don't want to go through another winter without a pair of pants that cover my ankles. They are cold! And try as I might, I can't find a pair of pants ANYWHERE that are what I want. So I decided to make my own and bought some dark denim with a little bit of stretch. I haven't started cutting these out... which is a good thing - because I'm running out of floor space to lay stuff...
A sexy wiggle dress and matching jacket
This one is only just a folded length of fabric and an idea at this stage - but its awesome fabric! Its got some stretch, and the little rectangles are shiny... it kind of feels a bit like rubber but I like it.
I found it on Gorgeous Fabrics when I was buying the stretch denim, and I think it will be super sexy when I EVENTUALLY get around to creating it! Maybe something like this:
A '12 months later' revisit of the jacket that got me started on this sewing thing
Remember this coat, which I blogged about here and here:
Well I thought it would be fun to remake the coat to see how far I've come and how much I've learnt with my sewing in 12 months, because in a couple of weeks it will be 12 months since I started sewing it. I've bought some amazing red wool and a black and white swirly lining. And I really need to start this SOON!
A pencil skirt
I'm sure this sounds straight forward - I mean how hard can a pencil skirt be! Well add my creative, dreaming brain into it and you end up with a fabulous creation, yes, but the process isn't straight-forward.
On the weekend my wonderful man surprised me by buying me this coat:
Isn't it divine! And that colour!! Its just like wearing a cute blanket!
So I have some of this fabric left over from a dress, a jacket, and a circle skirt:
Its much less pink in person, and Yes there is still some left, I can't believe it either!
I think its a great match for the coat, and the coat is worthy of having an outfit made around it, so I'm going to make a sexy pencil skirt from my own pattern. This of course leads to:
A sexitary blouse to go with the pencil skirt
And of course this isn't straight forward either. I want to make the blouse from this pattern:
And combine it with the sleeves from this pattern, cause the blouse above doesn't have sleeves:
The Paris Dress
A little while ago I was in Spotlight and I saw this fabric and fell in love. I tried to talk myself out of it but I knew I had to have it:
And I knew it needed a special vintage pattern, so I went home and looked on etsy (again) and decided on this one:
Quite frankly the Paris Dress can wait until the weather warms up - its too cold to be getting around in dresses at the moment... unless I make a matching coat.....
I have all this sewing I want to do and I only have one day a week to sew, one and a half tops. So you can see why I feel pressured! I need to find a way to prioritise, but I want to sew them all NOW! Maybe I need to flip coins to organise the order in which I sew them, and then put them in order on the pin board and add new inspirations to the end of the queue....
Does anyone out there have a way to deal with this???