I’m calling this a challenge because challenges of any sort seem to be ‘in’ and because the idea of “challenged” to do anything just carries a mystique and seems to result in compulsion to perform!
It’s a perfect sunny day here on the west coast but compulsion has me in the workshop getting ready to cut out my new clothes.
The purchased fabrics are all washed and I have gathered the related notions and threads. I have to select patterns and begin some cutting.
I have a large…..huge!….stash of patterns. The collection if measured in linear feet with the patterns stacked like books on a shelf it is a bit more than 35 feet. I managed to drastically purge the pattern file a few years ago but clearly further editing is required. Some of these patterns go back to the beginning of my sewing days..(the 70’s) and many are patterns that I have created for a wide variety of clients over the years. I digress because that is another blog series in the waiting.
The plan for today is to prepare patterns and begin cutting for all four pieces……new clothes…..as motivation to begin it is still a thrill…..CARRY ON!!!
Starting with the blouse:
I am using a pattern for a shirt that I developed more than ten years ago. I call it the Camino Shirt…because….I wore it on the Camino de Santiago. It is still a go to pattern for me. I have changed the collar for both fit and point style for this floral version.
I organize all of my cut pieces into a work box with all related parts and notions.
Then sew…..and….pouf!….new shirt.
I love the floral print. And I am inspired to haul from the fabric stash (….also huge and a sensitive topic…..argghh to undone projects…) a piece of olive green pebble weave linen which I will consider for a skirt to wear with this.
More happy sewing days to follow.