Most of you have been reading my sewing thoughts for a minute and know that I love lists! This year I am a little late in making up my sewing list for Spring and Summer. Some of that...okay, a lot of that is because I was so focused (crazy, retardedly, stupidly focused) on my SWAP collection well into the middle of April...
"And let me take a moment here and thank each of you who left such wonderful comments on my blog and the personal notes that you sent me after the winners were announced. I was disappointed that my collection did not place in the top five 'cause I really wanted to win one for fat girls everywhere! I think it is really difficult to make an appealing plus size collection and show that we plus-size women can be as stylish and fashionable as the "skinny" girls..."
But back to what I was originally "chatting" about..another reason for the late spring/summer list is the sewing decompression I experienced immediately following the completion of the SWAP.
However, my sewing vacation is fast approaching and I want to have a plan for my nine, count them nine, days off! Gathering the patterns I want to use was the easiest part. The list is made up of a combination of TNT, new (Marfy & Hotpatterns), some that have been around for awhile but never used, a couple of new issues, an independent and of course some Big 4 patterns - see the sidebar for a listing of the patterns. The fabric list, though is still evolving, even after several trips to the fabric closet.
As of this morning, I want to make 19 outfits. The outfits consist of a combination of dresses, suits, a trench, a couple of sweaters and a multitude of colors. All of the items on the list will work with my new dressing goals...Corporate Chic with a burst of color!
Now I know you are wondering if I am going to share my list? Nooooooooo! I'm not! As each garment is completed, I will share it and any interesting construction tips here. Now remember this list is a flexible guideline because at any moment "Inspiration" might strike and I may make a detour from it! But it does contain garments that I would love to add to my wardrobe and I am sooooo looking forward to constructing.
So as the days count down to my sewing vacation (and they are not counting fast enough *smile*), I am doing my prep work in advance so that when my new sewing machine arrives (whichever one I finally decide on but I don't have a lot of time to be futzing around here!) and my baby hopefully makes it back from the sewing machine hospital....