I have a bad sewing habit.
It’s not that I don’t cut my threads while I sew (I typically do), or the house looks like a tornado ravaged it after a day of sewing (Oh, wait…never mind). This is a deeper issue than any of these sorts of things.
I sew whatever I feel like, whenever the mood strikes me. Sometimes I get distracted when a bright, shiny new pattern, or inspiring fabric enters the fray, and whatever I have set in the queue to be sewn next gets cast aside. Sometimes for years (for realz).
Because of this, I create garments with no thought as to how they’ll fulfill my everyday clothing needs, fill wardrobe gaps, or coordinate with my existing clothing*. I have a pitiful lack of wardrobe planning in my sewing life.
* Based on the clothing I’ve made in the last couple of months, you see that I’m kind of dress heavy with the Babylock. Dresses are really an outfit on their own, so they don’t really *need* to coordinate with anything…but that’s beside the point.
As I was pondering this the other day, I stumbled upon this post from a fellow blogger about Pattern Review’s 2012 MINI WARDROBE CONTEST.
Seems like fate that I am bemoaning my lack o’ plannin’ and this comes along. Sure, I’ve only churned out 4 dresses in 2 months, and this contest calls for sewing 4 to 5 garments in one month. If I don’t make the deadline, at least I’ll have a good start on some coordinating items. Or, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle.
My plan thus far:
Vogue 8825 in zig zag ITY jersey.
I’m hope to take a week for each the jacket and the pants and get through the tank, dress and skirt or button down in the remaining two weeks. Ambitious, but hopefully do-able!