So I am… maybe thinking about sewing. Maybe. Two weeks of a lot of R&R has helped my mood considerably. Re-organizing my sewing space has helped me fall in love with my stash again. And reading books and sewing blogs has been sort of fun and inspiring. Also, a couple of upcoming events have me wanting some new outfits.
So I am wanting to sew, which feels good, like things are getting back to normal.
It’s what I want to sew that seems a bit weird.
(1) Color Blocked Dress
Yeah, yeah, I know, this has been a thing for, like, years. But it doesn’t look like it is going anywhere. Or, at least, it won’t until I sew a color blocked dress. Because, you know, that’s how my sewing machine works. It also controls the weather. So, once I sew a nice lightweight dress, it will promptly rain. Anyway, a few patterns I am considering:
|BS-09-2010-122. Yeah, I’m late to the party. Though, to be fair, when this
issue of the magazine came out I didn’t even know what Burda was,
so, there’s that. Thank goodness for Ebay!
|BS-08-2014-103. I actually want to make this as color blocked
and as non color blocked. One pattern many looks contest?
|V1329. I’m thinking a blue/teal instead of the black/white combo shown here.|
|V9024. I have some fun ideas for this one.|
(2) A Dress with a High-Low Hem AND Cut-Outs
Yeah, this is another trend I wasn’t/still am not too fond of. But then I saw this Burda dress and I just love it!
|BS-08-2014-116. Yes, I know. As soon as I make it I’ll bring on a cold front the
likes of which SoCal has never seen before. Eh, if it rains I’ll be doing everyone a favor,
so I’m down to try it. Even if I have to wait a year to wear it.
(3) A Peplum
Yeah, I know, we are so over peplums. Except I’ve got fabric from LA that is just begging to be turned into this peplum top/skirt from the August 2012 Burda:
|BS-08-2012-113. I also want to make the skirt!
And, again, yes. I’m late to the party.
Speaking of which, I want to make a slew of pencil skirts too. Like, at least 3-4 of them in different fabrics. Another option for the one pattern many looks contest over at Pattern Review?
(4) A Lightweight Jacket in a Tribal Print
|BWOF-03-2003-109A. I don’t know why, but I just really
like this old jacket pattern. It is casual without being sloppy.
And in a tribal print/ikat sort of fabric?
It would fit right in with current-day Burda!
So, yeah, it’s weird you guys. Dresses and skirts. Trendy items. It’s like, I don’t even know who I am anymore. When did I go from jeans and t-shirts to wearing this sort of stuff? And, if I made it, would I wear it? Or will I just look ridiculous? Also, does my sewing machine control fashion trends in the same way it controls the weather? Only time and a little experimenting will tell!