My new clothes are great and they are fun and comfortable to wear. They make it easier to get dressed in the morning, which is a huge benefit now that school has started again. But now that I have a closet full of RTW the need to sew has disappeared. It’s a weird feeling. I’ve stopped buying clothes 2 years ago and since then I’ve always lacked something, so I had to keep sewing in order to keep having clothes. But I ended up with a incoherent mess and lots of icing.
Now that I don’t have to sew what I need, I can go back to sewing what I want and spend more time on each project to finish it as nicely and precisely as possible. It’s kind of liberating but also scary, because I’ve go no more excuses to resort to fast and easy makes :)
I’ve made a list of all the patterns in my stash I really want to conquer this fall/winter. Here it is:
- Sewaholic – Yaletown
- Pauline Alice – Camí Dress
- StyleArc – Trixi Dress
- StyleArc – Kate Dress
- Victory Patterns – Lola Dress
- Sewaholic – Hollyburn
- StyleArc – Audrey Pant
- StyleArc – Lola Woven Pant
- Colette – Mabel (I’ll probably draft my own because I don’t own it yet)
- Colette – Zinnia (I’ll probably draft my own because I don’t own it yet)
Some are obviously easier than others and I know I can make these up easily, it’s just the lazy seamstress inside me that needs to get off her ass and actually sew them. The lazy seamstress in me is happy though that these are either PDF’s or StyleArc patterns, which means no tracing (I hate tracing!)
I plan to make these from stash, which admittedly does contain fabric I’ve only recently purchased. But once it’s in the stash, it’s part of the stash and the stash doesn’t come with an age. I’m not pairing all my ideas with fabric or colour swatches like most of the posts but that’s because I’ll probably change my mind at the last second anyway :)
I did make a colour palette based on swatches I had from my favorite online fabric store so I can share that with you and give you an idea of the overall concept. I bought some of these fabrics and substituted others with fabrics I already had.
Next time you hear from me it better be because I’ve finished and photographed a new make. I suck at photographing my makes, by the time I get home, I’m too tired to set up the camera :) So if you like blurry process and mirror shots, just follow me on Instagram!
Do you ever lose your ‘sewjo’ because you don’t need any new clothes?