I had a sewing project going. It was a reconstruction, and it was even going to have a tutorial.
Then I totally screwed up. Not “fail, fix fail, move on” screwed up, but “fail by cutting limited fabric six sizes too small” screwed up. And until I can figure out how (or, more appropriately, if) it can be fixed, my sewing table is clear. So what should I do next? You see, there’s things that pull me towards my sewing machine, things that tempt me. Things with deadlines. For example:
– Craftster.org’s craft challenge this month is Bed Sheet Getup, wherein I must turn a sheet into clothing, and I have THE PERFECT sheet in my stash. Seriously. Perfect. You’ll see.
– As previously mentioned, I start working seven days and sixty hours a week on Saturday, PLUS driving time. I must sew while I can.
So where should I begin?
How about with the sheet? See that? That Spiderman sheet?
Isn’t it AWESOME? (GLEE!)
Seriously, though, there’s two problems with starting here: 1) I’d like some complementary solid fabric and 2) I’m not sure if I want to make it into a skirt or a dress (or maybe draft my own dress; I rather like this lovely craftster creation– wonder how much fabric it took)? So I’ll get to that one later, methinks.
I have this lovely thin denim which is pretty much reversible. I’d like to make a pencil skirt using both sides of the fabric for contrast. But I’m not real excited about working on it just this moment.
Flowered knit to flowered top. It should be a quick project, at least.
Isn’t that an awesome knit print? I plan to pair it with the cream to keep it from getting too overwhelming. I plan on starting with the pattern above, which I’ve used before, but I’m going to trace the pieces, then change them. Lots. Think of it as semi-drafting.
I cannot wait to make this dress. Thing is, it looks like it’ll take me a while. Like I might not get it done before work sets in, and thus before the end of the month. Thus, if I start with it, I risk not finishing anything. It seems far wiser to me to start with smaller projects, then when I know how the seven-days-a-week thing is going to hit me, launch into the larger ones.
So I pick the shirt made of the cream and the patterned jersey. I can easily finish that one in a couple of hours. Onward!