It's the middle of May and I've completed NOTHING from my "to-sew" list. Some of it's due to the weather. It's been rainy, dreary and cold off and on here for a couple of weeks. No sun in sight and not feeling much like spring AT ALL. Some of it is the stress of commuting with loads of unmasked people. Yes, I'm that person still wearing a mask everywhere there are people around in enclosed spaces. Some of it is that while I've been inspired, I'm NOT inspired enough to grab my scissors and cut!
However, I HAVE been fabric shopping. Lots and lots of fabric has arrived in the Sewing Room these past few weeks. The first batch arrived because I got hung up on wanting a Cashmerette Gilmore Skirt. I kept choosing pieces from the fabric collection that were just a tad to small.
Since I couldn't give up my original plans for some longer pieces in the collection, I fabric shopped to try and solve the problem.
These came from fabric dot com:
When these didn't work for the skirt, I worked on my Janome project (last post) but nothing else since. Like who am I?
I have a theory though. I believe the failure to make a Gilmore Skirt clogged my creative sewing stream. That until I get that piece made nothing is coming out of my sewing machine...and in the meantime I continued to fabric shop.
These came from StyleMaker Fabrics. But first a disclaimer...StyleMaker offers a birthday discount when it's your birthday month as it is mine. I plot and plan for this month every year. I'm stalking the site from the middle of April until the beginning of May when I get my birthday email. So this is usually one of my largest fabric purchases of the year...
Lastly, these came from Fabric Mart's $6 a yard cotton sale and I think I may have FINALLY purchased enough yardage to cut out a Gilmore Skirt.
I've already washed, dried and cut this out. It's been added to my cut pile for my Memorial Day sew-in.
Of course all of this drama has been recorded in a post for the Gilmore Skirt and as soon as it's sewn and photographed, I will share all. In the meantime, I have a few days off at the end of May for Memorial Day weekend, so I'm trying to cut as much from my list as possible. That way I can just sew, sew, sew straight into June. So this is what I'm doing this weekend and next...cutting out new garments that have already stimulated me to sew!
That's my update...
...as always more later!