Thursday, July 04, 2013

And what about sewing?

I am between sewing projects right now.

OK... I admit that my mother's comment threw me for a loop and I felt like a wasteful land-filler. But once I calmed down, I realised that this year I have sewn 14 items (in 6 months) and that I only bought new fabric for 2 of them - the rest was already in the stash.  And I still have lots of loveliness in the stash, just waiting to be used, so... to hell with Burgundy!

In top halves:  I have three short cuts of voile which are begging to be used, but I am hesitating over the pattern choice.  I need to think bigger, and consider using more than one fabric in a single garment.  One metre of narrow voile is... limiting.... especially if you find you are still wearing a wool cardigan in July!  Today we have a monsoon.  Maybe autumn is here already?

In bottoms:  I purchased a pattern for mad seventies trousers, theoretically in exactly the right size.  I am tempted to go completely nuts and make the widest style in bright orange wool crepe...
And you wondered why I was hesitating?!

I also have a strange unnatural yearning for a vegetable-print Chardon skirt.  This would involve the purchase of new fabric...  This is Sow and Grow Veg from the Hoodie Collection:


While thinking about that, I pressed "buy it now" on the pattern for a sewing-kit-organizer thingy:  the Social Tote. 
 Pictures borrowed  from Noodlehead, one of the designers.

Cute, isn't it? I bet you want one too!  ; )
I had not actually considered whether or not I had any suitable fabric in the stash when I bought the pattern (from Etsy).  But I know I want to make:  one to contain my sewing rubble, one for my face cream / make up / nail polish, and one for my desk at work.  I am also thinking it would make a great gift... would my mother like one?!

But maybe not in the fabric which is calling my name over at the Eclectic Maker:  Riley Blake's Geekly Chic Collection - hee!
I can feel a bag-making frenzy coming on...

8 comments:

Minnado said...

ooh yes, I do want an organiserthingy pattern. I could use it for MY makeup bits, my sewing, usb cords, uh-oh....the list goes on. Love the idea of veg print skirt and big orange flares, go on make them both! The fabric collection looks great too, if only I weren't penniless at the moment:)

Gail said...

Oooh, that very bottom fabric with the eyeglasses! Yes!

sulkycat said...

Love the sexy specs fabric, might have to use some in a (black) skirt.

MaryinTN said...

I like that vegetable print fabric, go for it Roo! Nice organizer too.

Scruffybadger said...

What a cool organiser!! I think the idea of having three is a great return on your investment too....go wild with the fabric! And wow, orange flares?!? Only you could carry them off Roo,

Kate said...

I adore the vegetable print. It's just so cheerful. And has aubergines on it, which are the best vegetable ever.

Linda C said...

Those orange wide pants would be the true Roo. I really like that vegetable skirt fabric. I have a purple, and a dark green top that would work with the pattern. Maybe a black one, too. All long sleeves - maybe the fabric might work for fall?

LindaC

acharmofmagpies said...

I think wide orange pants seem like just the thing, very Roo!