I am so in the mood to sew, but I am working on so many projects at once right now, and I have so many ideas in my head, that I don’t know where to start!
I suppose I should start with this dress since I already have all of the pieces cut out.
Isn’t this fabric cool? It is a bit ruff, and when I first found it in my scrap pile from high school (someone must have given it to me at some point), I’ll admit that I didn’t immediately see its potential.
But I kept looking and finally I saw it- what if I used this loud crazy fabric to make a delicate simple dress with long sleeves? It felt unexpected and awesome to me, and judging by how the pieces look draped on the dress form, I think that I made the right choice.
This dress is made up of the Truffle pattern top, Peony pattern sleeves (both from Collette Patterns), and it will have a short free flowing gathered skirt. In my imagination, this dress will look really good with dark leggings, and be a great option for chilly weather.
BUT I am also itching to use my three new intermediate Collette patterns, which I am excited to use but also a bit nervous about because they are going to take a bit more patience. Which, as you might have guessed, I just wasn’t blessed with.
The first is the Chantilly, which I have made only once here. It is a great, not too difficult, pattern, but it takes so dang long to make, especially because it is fully lined. Man, this one is rewarding but hard to get through. I already have plans for a slight modification to the pattern and I also have the fabric ready. I don’t really want to have to start this one, but I can’t wait until it is finished. :P
The second and third new intermediate patterns are yet to be attempted. They are the Parfait and the Lily. I have fabric ready for both, but I think that I am a bit less afraid of the Parfait, so I will start there. Yay for me going beyond the beginner patterns!
Lastly (as far as personal sewing is concerned), I still need to get back to my attempts at making pants. So far, I have been quite unsuccessful, despite the fact that both the Clover and the Juniper are marked as beginner patterns. To be fair, I haven’t tried theJuniper yet, which I expect to be a bit easier. We shall see if I am ever able to get through them, but when I do, I shall then crown myself a true sewing master.
I still have a few Christmas present projects that I am excited about too, but sewing for others is always a bit nerve racking, and so I am putting it off.
So, it goes like this: I am so anxious to get started on each project on my to-sew list that I am not starting any! Hopefully I can at least get one of the new patterns cut out tonight and that will give me the confidence to keep going.
Welcome to December everybody!