This weekend, my husband and daughter go to his family farm and leave me here at home (which I am completely fine with). Stay-Cation!
I have a big plans for finishing objects. It’s been a while since I finished something big. Most creative people I know tend to work in cycles and I’m the same. For a while, it’s nothing but patterns. I struggle to pay attention to any other aspect of my work. Then I cut like a madwoman, chop chop chop everything in sight. Then it’s all about construction. Eventually I end up with a big pile of cut pieces and half-made garments begging for finish work:
From the right: My pink fluffy experiment skirt needs lace insertion. It’s a keeper. Then the pieces of my WW2 Jacket, I know I won’t finish it this weekend but I want to move it along in the construction process.
Side note- I like to keep the pattern and findings for a particular project in those plastic bags bedsheets come in. They’re durable and protect my project pieces, and I don’t have to dig around to find what I need. The Oliver + S is a blouse to finish…
I drafted and cut the exterior and lining for this skirt, including the godets. The nap doesn’t show such a difference under regular light. I’d like to make good headway at finishing this.
Please excuse my to-do list for the Demilitarized Jacket:
- Stitch second pocket pouch to peplum
- Cut all welt pocket bags, including invisible one and attach
- Cut and assemble piping for lining/facing to put Tanit-Isis in her place
- Fully assemble both exterior and interior
- Follow Sherry’s latest installment so I’m caught up
I discovered that Pattern Review is currently hosting a lined jacket contest. I know I’m within the contest dates because Sherry didn’t let us start until the beginning of the month. Just sayin’…
Then, if I finish those projects (or make some headway and feel the need to switch gears), I can start on my corduroy bell-bottom pants with gnome linings for Joy’s Bell-Bottom Challenge. I’m using the Smooth Sailing pants melded with my basic pants block, and I plan to make the pockets according to another well-loved pair of corduroy pants.
I bought the fabric a while ago on impulse and since I still like it and I’m at a loss how to use it, I’ll have some very fancy pants.
Tropical weight wool, I think I’ll use black silk accents.
I always feel so centered after an organizational session like this.
Do you sew/craft/skin dive in cycles, too? Does it bug you, or do you strike when the iron is hot and hope it all works out for the best in the end? What would you do with two and a half days of complete freedom? Do you often plan your sewing, or tend to make it up as you go along?
How do you feel about tiny worldy-wise gnomes in your pants?