I am secure enough in myself to admit that sometimes I need threatsincentives to get out of a funk.
I was sitting here watching 'Julie and Julia', being inspired... and getting hungry... but mostly feeling a bit grouchy thinking about all the fabrics and all the patterns I have sitting in their various nooks and crannies around MY house that I should be 'cooking up'! But as I've droned on about in these last few posts, I'm hard pressed to get up the energy to actually DO anything with them.
The old (less stingy) me would think,"...oh, you just need to get some newer, more interesting patterns and some better, prettier fabric and THEN you'll be RARING to go!".... *ahem* It was that selfsame thinking that had me storing all manner of patterns and fabric in every available nook and cranny in my house in the first place!
So, I'm reaching out.
I have these three patterns and fabric options - ON HAND!!
This first one is a McCall's pattern that's been chilling at the top of the pile waiting for me to notice it.
This fabric is a cheapy cut I picked up a few weeks ago, just because.
I thought it would make a cute dress.... and what do you know... It just might.
I really do like this fabric. It's on the sheer side, but I think the shirring effect in the dress layers will help combat that a little.
This pattern I picked up sometime last year online during a 1$ pattern sale... Love the off the shoulder look.
This is a slub knit jersey I picked up at Paron's sometime last year...
I've been wanting to use it for a while and I guess now is as good a time as any.
So.... all this begs the question.... which one should I make?
I'm picking up my 'Project-a-Month' motto I quietly adopted last year, in an effort to keep myself from going crazy trying to do too much at one time. And, from getting anxious and discouraged for never seeming to have enough time to finish any of them.
I welcome any thoughts and ideas... and any sewing buddies!... that would like to join me with their own April project.
... This is true with gun fights, fisticuffs and dance-offs.
And, apparently, home sewing projects...;-|
I just walked past my much ballyhooed sewing table that's been sitting, half open / half closed, in my living room for the last several weeks... *ahem*.... a while, being used a catchall for mail and magazines and all manner of hair and hair related accessories.
Maybe if I move my machine next to my computer, where, it would seem, I am inexorably drawn as soon as I walk into the house, I might actually be able to start another project.
*ssiigghhhh*... if mights and maybe were tulips and daisies, I have a garden. At least THEN I'd be active outside with a valid excuse for why I'm not SEWING!