Thank you for your consideration regarding my last post. Thank you too to those who took the time to email. It means a lot.
Slowly, slowly I’m starting to try and resume some sort of normality. I haven’t touched my sewing machine since finishing my V2903 and I know I still have yet to post any pictures of it! I will though…
So, I’ve been distracting myself with a bit of autumn / winter planning of the sewing variety. I have discovered that I feel a million more times attractive in a dress or skirt, so that’s the direction my sewing is going to go in.
My Beignet has been in heavy rotation and I have some dark blue moleskin type fabric that is destined to become mkII, although sized down a bit.
My Sencha gets worn a lot too, so there will probably be another couple of versions of that as well, again sized down a bit.
Then there comes the work wardrobe (thank you for the suggestions, twitterers!). My office is weird in that it’s in an old 1960s building that is either boiling hot or freezing cold. Comfortable happens for about an hour once a week if your lucky! So I’m planning on dresses with 3/4 length or short sleeves as full length sleeves just annoy me.
So my pattern plans are:
New Look 6000 View C in a prince of wales plaid
Colette Peony with long sleeves in a navy wool I think (if I have enough!)
Simplicity 2724 (thank you Liz!) – the middle photo with the round neckline, 3/4 sleeves and slim skirt with a thick dark pinstripe cotton for the skirt and a japanese slubby cotton with a fireworks sort of pattern for the bodice.
Vogue 8280 with the sleeves and bodice of view B and the skirt of View C in a dark grey wool
New Look 6070 in a teal plaid
New Look 6968 View D, which is actually the photo as it has pockets and the tie collar Fabric to be decided, but I like the idea of some sort of polkadot…
I’ve got nearly all the fabrics already in my ‘collection’. I just need to get some sort of polkadot for NL6968. And some colour catcher sheets for S2724!
Does anyone have any experience with any of these patterns (I’ll be referring to her Scruffyness’ posts for NL6000)? Any suggestions or thoughts? Have you planned your sewing, or are you winging it? I know I often plan big and sew a much smaller number of garments, but hey dream sewing is fun too and if I actually manage even three of these I’ll be quite happy.