I've decided that this Spring/Summer period I need to set myself some sewing direction. I generally don't mind seeing where the fancy takes me (and will continue to do so), but sometimes I veer off in numerous directions and never complete projects I intended. This list isn't exhaustive, there will be other projects, but the below are non-negotiable.
I hereby promise to complete the following by Summer's end:
1. A stretch/knit fabric garment: I don't know what it is about stretch fabrics, but they give me the heebie geebies. I remember sewing stretch fabrics in my teen years and never giving it a second thought. But I haven't touched the stuff since taking up sewing again in earnest over 3 years ago. I've solely sewn wovens. But, I hereby solemnly swear to complete my version of Tessuti's Our Fave Top, a pattern that I have had printed, taped together and fabric ready for cutting for well over a year!!
2. Desensitise myself to the Negroni shirt: I have sewn Colette Pattern's Negroni shirt before and it was such an epic undertaking (checks, plaid matching aggghhh), that I was battle-scarred and swore never to do it again. Then I saw this awesome western style plaid (again!!!) on sale at The Fabric Store earlier this year and it was screaming to be made into a short sleeved version. Sanity, I am sorry, but this is gonna happen... again...
3. Find the Bombshell within: I know, I know, you are sick of seeing these all over blogland. But seriously, I think every woman needs a Bombshell swimsuit. Have you seen the ridiculously fabulous versions already out there? Google it, go on, I'll wait! I think it looks awesome on every shape and size. I gotta get me a bit of Bombshell... perhaps after fulfilling Number 1 above... stretch fabrics eek.
4. Learn to properly adjust for my small bust: Ok, I've said it. I. HAVE. A. SMALL. BUST. Small boobs in fact - my chest measurement isn't that tiny (34"). And I have no idea how to carry out an SBA. It will happen this summer. No more of this taking in the side seams and hoping for the best malarkey. It just doesn't cut it! I've even purchased Craftsy's Adjust the Bust class. Now I just have to take the workshop and learn this shit once and for all!
5. Use all attachments that came with my vintage Singer Featherweight 221K
They bamboozle the hell out of me, but let's do this! This doesn't mean they have to be used in the construction of a garment, but if not, they at least have to be used to create a sample of work.
6. Use those damn doohickies: Those things, down there... (minds out of the gutter people)
I think that's it for now. Let's not go to cray-cray with promises!
And whilst there will be many distractions along the way (think: pretty fabrics, awesome patterns, other FOs), they will prevail.
OK, who's gonna hold me to these promises? Have you set any of your own?