Theme Song: “Summertime” by NKOTB
I have a confession to make. I love to sew. I’ve been on a sewing kick lately. Well, to be honest, I’ve been more on a organizing my items to get them ready so that I can sew kick. You see, just as I have a ton of shoes, I also have managed to amass a bunch of patterns and fabrics to sew with. The only problem is that as far as notions go, I haven’t managed to collect so many of those (so I’ve been making a spreadsheet of what patterns I want to make, what fabric I will use to make the patterns with, and what notions I will need to purchase in order to complete the pattern). In doing so, I began looking at various sewing patterns online, and felt that a Pinterest board was necessary. Of course, these are all patterns I do not have. Just ones that I think would be cool to put my hands on.
I learned in my search that just because a pattern company used a particular number ten years ago, it doesn’t mean that company will use that pattern number now. For example, one of the dresses I would love to make with this beautiful floral print fabric I have is no longer in print. I have the pattern. I have the fabric. However, when I was trying to catalog the patterns I had, I ran into this problem. I wanted to put images of the patterns into the spreadsheet I was creating. That way, at a glance, I could know what pattern exactly I was referring to (I have a LOT of sewing patterns) without having to dig through my pattern box.
Here are three patterns I would really like to get working on that fall into this category:
This is a pattern where I think it would be great to use this black shiny jacquard print fabric with white lace trim for view A. It would make a very sexy LBD, and I already have shoes that would be phenomenal with it. I’m also thinking about using a print fabric I have with this one.
I love these skirts – I think they are so cute! I think that I’m going to start with one of the shorter ones, and use this brown fabric I have that has really pretty flowers on it.
For this pattern, I think I’d start off with the short sleeve cowl-neck shirt, but really there isn’t a view I don’t like here. I have some really nice red stretch velour fabric that would work nice for the v-neck long sleeve shirt.
So, as you can see, clearly I have a problem. These are only 3 of probably 50 patterns that I have. I’ve decided that I need to actually make these clothes instead of having patterns sit in boxes for an indeterminate period of time. So, I’m going to be organizing the office/library my husband and I share, and I want to organize my sewing supplies. Once I see what I have, I can make clothing that I have the supplies for, and then make a list of things I need in order to complete other projects. Then, I plan on posting about what I’m working on here, so you can see some of the fabulous things I make!
For those of you who sew, how do you organize your sewing projects?