I’m at a bit of a standstill on my Singer 66 cleaning/deconstruction/reconstruction, so I’m going to take a break from and give some attention to actual sewing. As all good seamstresses (and seamsters) know, day dreaming about sewing projects, plotting, planning, placing fabric swatches next to patterns, and surfing for inspiration take up as much time (probably more) than sewing. While I’m trying not to fall into that inevitable trap this summer, I can’t help but indulge in just a little seam-dreaming… so here are some things I’m thinking about for this summer.
First, I would like to take a chunk out of my modest stash so that it may remain modest, as I will most definitely be indulging in some purchases over the summer. After all, my birthday is coming up! Here’s some of what I’m working with…
Is there a color palette hiding in there? I believe there might be, but I also decided I don’t believe in sewing in palettes. After spending a lot of time admiring other sewists’ palettes for the various palette challenges over at the Coletterie, I think they are beautiful to look at, but impractical in my case because
- my attention span is too short and whatever plans I weave will certainly get derailed by new ideas and inspiration
- I tend to pick up whatever steals and deals I can find instead of sticking to a program
- I like too many colors
That said, if some of the things I sew end up coordinating, I will be quite happy. I already dove into a few projects. Yesterday, in a sudden sewing fit, I scrapped a previous plan to make a circle skirt out of the hot pink linen and dove into this pattern instead…
View B is what I’m after. It’s pretty plain, and I think this would be an excellent chance to renew my embroidery efforts, drawing a little inspiration from this number by Lauren…
Simple, charming, and wearable.
Next up, that strange yellow fabric from the French Seam needs to become something. It’s got a weird sorta waffley texture to it and a slight sheen. And it’s bright yellow. In other words, it’s going to be a little more difficult to make this one wearable. Hmph. That’s what I get for shopping in a hurry at a tiny fabric store without a plan. At first I thought it could be a lovely Pastille with appliqued roses leftover from that 80s dress I restyled.