Projects in the Queue

I’ve been meaning to write this for a few days in the hopes that telling other people what I am planning to sew might mean I actually get around to sewing!  I was going to go to bed about an hour ago, but the street just up from my flat is currently being dug up. I am going to guess that it’s a water leak because about a year ago the digging was right outside my flat because I was the one who reported the water leak that meant the street got dug up at about this time of night!

Anyway, I currently have a load of projects cut out, but have lost the mojo to actually sew them. They are all either TNTs, something I have sewn at least once before so I don’t know why I’m not just getting on with it, or simple alterations.  So – post about them – and hope the posting fairy works for me (it has in the past).

First up, another Burda 02-2010-104 cut from an old Simplicity 4137, in a black and white cotton print.

Two different belts for my black cherry print dress

A simple black stretch petticoat (or half-slip for those the other side of the pond)

A simple alteration to a charity shop purchase – about a size too large which means removing a side zip (I hate unpicking)

Another skirt, about three sizes too large, but with a centre back zip which means just taking in the side seams. Cost me 99p in a charity shop and I know I will wear it to death if I can just get around to altering it.

PJ pants:

More PJs:

A dress I’ve mentioned before:

A dress and a top from this jersey fabric:

the jersey is too thin so will have to be lined for this dress (the lining is already cut out). I’ve made the dress once before and wore it a lot last winter so I’m looking forward to having another version.

and because I got a generous cut I was able to squeeze a top out of the remnant:

Just typing this post has made me realise how much I want to wear the clothes that are waiting to be sewn.

The Slapdash Sewist always makes herself a birthday dress (and her birthday is the same as mine) so I should probably try to sew one of the above dresses in time for my birthday (although nothing I sew could ever be as fabulous as this).

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5 Responses to Projects in the Queue

  1. T. Sedai says:

    I am having the same problem – I want to wear the clothes on my planned sewing list, but I haven’t been able to force myself to actually get around to sewing them. I spent the better part of the last few weeks cleaning up the sewing space, so perhaps I am just not ready to get it all messy again? Also, I have a lot of non-sewing things to do, so I find I don’t have the energy to get any sewing stuff done when there are other things that should be a priority. In any case, it looks like you have some fun stuff planned and like it will all see a lot of use when you finish.

  2. prttynpnk says:

    you need a nice long miniseries or tv marathon to keep you distracted while you toil. Always works for me!

  3. amaryllislog says:

    My list is too long and my motivation is dwindling so I understand. Maybe we need to cut our list down…or try and motivate each other.

  4. mrsmole says:

    Maybe organize sewing parties where women join together and cut and sew for one night to get you started, then meet again at another sewers house and help them get started. Some women are better at cutting than others and some just want to pin and baste.

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