These are the top three things that are currently dominating my sewing head space.
The Cocktail Dress
A while ago I purchased 7 yards of this ahhhmazing vintage rayon fabric:
and I hadn't seen the perfect pattern until I found this one:
version 2, on the right
ISN'T IT PERFECT!!!! I can't even believe how perfect it is... AAAAAAAND I already have a coat that will match it. This one that I made last year.
The Fur Collar Suit
So if you haven't noticed, I have this thing where I get inspired by a bag or a pair of shoes or something, and create a whole outfit around that one thing. This suit has been planned around one thing - a vintage fur collar:
First of all I looked or the most suitable wool fabric and lining to go with the collar (happily, Gorgeous Fabrics was having a sale) and I found this gorgeous bright olive wool and a paler green rayon lining:
Trust me, that lining fabric is green...
And then I had to find a pattern that would work with the rounded collar. It took a bit to find the perfect one, but then I chanced upon this one:
The one on the right, not the ice-skating outfit on the left...
Perfect! I've even decided I'm going to do self covered buttons on the suit jacket, cause I think that would look wonderful. Gorgeous Fabrics did send me some buttons when they sent the fabric, so you never know... I might change my mind...
And finally there is...
The Vintage Dressmakers Box Suit
Remember this post about this amazing thing I purchased on New Year's Day?
You'd think that since this box contained everything I needed, that I wouldn't need to buy anything... but I found an amazing hat:
And I also have a fabulous coat that I made last year that will match perfectly (this one).
I've been trying to puzzle through which project to do first, and I think I've finally made a decision. I'm going to make the Cocktail Dress. Its only just autumn here, and its still quite warm, so I would get a bit of wear out of a dress. Its which suit to make first that is the real dilemma!!! I think Stella might have to make the decision for me...
I haven't even finished the Raspberry Darling suit yet. Sewing has been a little slow around here since my depression diagnosis, but I think I'm starting to get a handle on the whole situation now so I'm hoping I will be a little more productive, and get the suit finished this weekend. I'm also in the middle of a very important commission that must be ready to post off this weekend, with another one to follow, so I really NEEEEEED to be more productive.
And with the increased productivity, I hope my blogging can get back to being a bit more regular too. I've dropped the ball a bit over the last little while, but I'm still here!
So. Anyone else out there suffer from Inspir-itis? Any ideas for dealing with it?