I’m annoyed with myself. Why? Well, unfortunately, there are many reasons, but the one I’m focusing on here is my tendency to over-think. Yep. When I got home yesterday, after a loooooong day at work, I really wanted to sew something. Wasn’t quite sure what—and that’s where my troubles began. Like many of you, I have so many patterns and so much fabric, that I could have an amazing wardrobe if I used only ¼ of it, but figuring out what to use and which pattern often stymies me. How about this fabric with that pattern? Do I really want to use up that fabric when I’m not sure I’ll like the design? And on, and on. Rather than fuss and fret over the absolutely perfect use of fabric and pattern, I would like to “just do it.”
Anywho, I think I’m going to make a sheath using McCall’s 2401—a pattern I’ve had for ages but have never sewn. I’m hoping for a wearable muslin. When I went to bed last night, I thought I’d decided on this fabric for the muslin. But I really like the fabric (I think it would make a fun circle skirt), and what if it doesn’t turn out and I’ve wasted it? Yep. Then I thought, “Wait. Will the print look bizarre with those darts? Probably. Other contenders for the hopefully wearable muslin are this pink floral or the yellow jacquard. The thing is, both of these fabrics would need an underlining, and I don’t want to do that for a muslin. I’m going to re-visit the stash and see if there’s anything else.
What do you think?
Then, first thing this morning, I was
stalking reading blogs, and on 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World, Steph was wondering if she was over-thinking the use of a minky animal print for her daughter’s coat. The coat is adorable and, I think, completely appropriate, but Steph’s over-thinking hit home. You know, after years of sewing with no “community” to bounce ideas off, having access to this gigantic online sewing community is amazing and comforting.
Shoe love: A pair of my faves from my Stuart Weitzman collection. I don’t wear these too often because they’re a little high and not the most comfortable, but I love ‘em (as long as I don’t have to walk too far). And they’re very flattering. I love the texture and look of suede, and I think they make my size elevens look slightly smaller (these are actually 10.5s, an almost impossible size to find). The pumps are made in a lovely camel suede with the teensyist of platforms. The platform and the heel are in camel patent.
Happy sewing! ~ Peggy