Remember the 1940’s Pajamas I started for Stephen for Sew Weekly’s 40’s Challenge? He’s not a “pajamas” man, not really, but I wanted to make them and he was happy to wear it. In fact, he really likes wearing pajamas all of a sudden.
I made the top in a few pleasant hours over a week ago, and he’s worn it almost every night since. See that length of blue on the line beside it? Those are the pants- some assembly required. The two-piece, no-side-seam-pants that would take me an hour and a half to make. I *want* to make them, he’s excited about them and keeps asking, but I simply haven’t done it. I have a stack of sewing, all projects that I want to work on- but I can’t decide where to start. So it sits there. How silly!
Lately I’ve approached blogging with the idea of trying to string my posts together in some kind of logical manner. Last week I chugged along showing my Tux dress progress, then I wanted to blog about the pajamas, and also skin care and five or six other things. It’s the opposite of writer’s block- I couldn’t decide what to write about because everything sounded good and inspiring. Just like my sewing.
And so then, like with the pajama pants, I didn’t do anything- no posting for a few days. Being quiet.
I thought about 3 Hours Past and how much I like writing and how to choose what to write about. I don’t think I have it in me to write 500+ word posts every day. Blog scheduling is not something I ever thought about much, but I want to post more consistently with fewer inexplicable quiet spots. I decided that rather than trying to write 6-8 posts a week, I’ll dial it down to 4: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday. I’ll still write about my projects, sewing techniques, and new patterns- but I can’t keep up the volume of writing I’ve been doing the past few months. It takes up more time than the sewing!
Frock Out went really well last night! If you’re reading this and you went, I just want to say a big THANK YOU for coming- what fun! I’m working on a proper write-up once I get the photos back so I can share.
I have several more local events and workshops in the early planning stages right now- that’s another reason I need to blog a little less. I’m working on being loud locally.
I’m also nearly finished with May’s Hack (which I’ve been all secretive about!) and I have Colette’s Clover pattern and several lengths of stretch fabric. I’m determined to “unlock” the Clovers and share what I do with them. I’ll use my pants block to alter the pattern- it’s the same stretch vs. woven fit conundrum I played with when I made the Pinkie Pants. I’m determined to find a simple way to switch from wovens to stretch using the same block.
Tux Dress Preview
This was me last night- after I slipped out of my heels and into flats. The photos aren’t ready, but as soon as they are you can bet I’ll show you *everything*. This dress is great- super comfortable and fun to wear. I made a very light and strong cummerbund belt- expect the tutorial later this week!
Thanks for listening.