I wrote a friend the other day that I don't sew as much anymore...even when I take days off thinking I will sew. Since moving into my own place, there is so much to do like cleaning. I got rid of the cleaning crew when I moved thinking I can clean a one bedroom apartment. Seriously I'm thinking of having them come in once a month to deep clean. *LOL*
Or decorating, I'd settled into my previous spaces. Having only lived here 13 months there are still things I want to do. Paint, wallpaper (peel and stick options are amazing) add some furniture to my balcony, etc. So I spend time looking at decorating sites, imagining new things to do, things that are not sewing related.
Let's also add in that I'm back to commuting to NYC 2-3 times a week so my sewing has taken a back seat. I feel like my life has gained a balance I was lacking pre-Covid since I primarily worked and sewed.
However I am sewing...just in small amounts of time...and not always completing everything I start.
Here are a few pieces that are in various stages of completion...
Simplicity 8875 ~
I don't know what got into me and made me think I could make this slim fitting dress fit my bodacious body...especially since I'm no longer a fan of a close-fitted dress. Wait, was I ever? Oh yes, in my 20s! *LOL*
I made a 101 fit changes - all documented by the way for a future blogpost - and stopped when I tried it on. It just needs the bottom ruffle added which I have not been able to bring myself to finish and add to the dress. Why? Because I'm not sure I will ever wear the dress due to its close fit.
BTW, that amazing fabric I used was purchased again, as soon as I had doubts about this original garment. Another five yards resides in the collection because I was so scared that I'd wasted the fabric. While this was a spring fabric purchase from StyleMaker Fabrics, it is sold out. Now do you understand why I immediately bought another five yards?
McCalls 7943 ~
This dress was the victim of bad timing. I started it at the beginning of September thinking I would get it finished in a week or two, photographed and worn. Ummm no! Some family matters came up that ate up several weekends. Then it really started to look like autumn around here and I lost interest in a floaty, summery, sleeveless maxi dress. This one I want to finish but it's going to end up waiting until next spring. Fall Sewing is calling my name.
Lastly, I'm finishing off my black & white version of the Style Arc Hope Dress. Like I said I have several garments in stages of construction, now to finish them or pack them away to wait for another season. Hopefully some will make it to the blog sooner rather than later!
...as always more later!