i’ve been really busy and really tired lately, and keep doing other things–like pattern drafting–rather than actually sewing. i’m the kind of procrastinator who puts off the work by stretching the preparation for the work as far out as possible. in this instance, though, i think i’m right. it’s so much more satisfying when that burst of energy finally comes to know your pattern is ready to cut than to have to pull out the ruler and paper and start from scratch.
i’m also trying not to write a to-do list. counter-intuitive, right? but i feel like a to-do list will just complete the sense that i’m totally overwhelmed instead of helping. better to go with what i’m in the mood to do at a given moment than to feel pressure on any specific thing.
because there’s loads going on! i’ve got my pieces all ready to go for next week’s sew weekly theme, which is “red”.
i’m starting with a version of the burdastyle sewing handbook jacket inspired by blair waldorf’s red jacket from the season 1 episode “dare devil.” it’s what she wears out with her minions to go clubhopping.
i’m even ready for the week after that, which is “oscars”. predictably, riffing on my downton abbey craze, i’m going with a modern take on my favorite gown from titanic.
this i tried to finish on sunday. i’ve been working on it since the 1st december FNSI, but it’s going straight into the re-do pile i’m saving up.
not to mention, i’ve just bought tasia’s renfrew pattern. not-so-coincidentally, i’ve recently stocked up on geeky t-shirts. my favorites?
i ordered them all extra large, so that i have plenty of fabric to play with. several of them will undoubtedly become the fabric for some renfrew tops. others will play nicely with one of my first craft books ever–my gateway drug, if you will, the book that ultimately convinced me i needed to learn how to sew, 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special.
also, good-bye, weekends, because i just bought a house and i am closing on friday.
so in the spirit of gertie, and to keep my mind from exploding with all of the things i’d love to get done if only i wasn’t so tired and hungry by the time i finally get home every night, i leave you my own personal version of handmade ryan gosling. he may not be as sexy, but he sure is darn cute.