Seriously, I can’t remember shit these days. Don’t get me wrong, this is how it was before I was growing a human being, but the level of shit I cannot remember has increased exponentially during my pregnancy.
So, since I have a fetus eating my brain (tiny zombie?) you’d think I’d be, uh, taking it easy. Making things uncomplicated for myself.
Nah… Ever since I really hit that second trimester stride, I’ve been getting up off the couch (ok, well, sometimes) and gettin’ back at it.
I had a wonderful time last weekend with my awesome family quilter, Aunt Carol, cutting and piecing together the blocks for BABY’S FIRST QUILT! Here’s a preview. I’ll go more into pattern, fabrics, etc. once it’s finished.
Not only I’ve done a bit more on this since this photo was taken; the face of the quilt is nearly done now (I only have two more rows to sew together and sew on!), but the night before our quilting date, I prepped patterns for and cut out THREE GARMENTS. HELL YEAH!
Based on the way I felt when I typed that, GARMENT should be the secret word of the day and Chairy should be flailing about as we all scream together.
Here’s what’s ready for the serger:
Short sleeved dress in a mystery content lavender jersey I bought from Le Coupons de Saint Pierre in Paris on our honeymoon. Downsides: rather sheer when stretched, and was only 40″ wide. Didn’t notice either when I was buying, but it was a pretty cheap 3 meter piece of fabric.
Dolman top in a black/gray rayon/spandex/maybesomethingelse blend burnout jersey from my favorite place, Fabric Mart.
3/4 sleeve in a burgundy mystery content lightweight sweater knit! No idea where I bought it; perhaps JoAnn?
In truth, though, what I’ve mentioned so far aren’t the reasons for my possible insanity. This is: I have decided to participate in Pattern Review’s Wardrobe Contest. 9 garments in 6 weeks (one of which may be RTW or premade. I will be taking advantage of this!). Mother of all that is holy…
The thing is, I need clothes. And it makes me sad to have to buy a lot of them. And I have the energy (for now). I’m going to do my best(ish) to finish, but I’m also not going to be too hard on myself if I don’t. Flexibility is key at this point.
I’ve gone through a couple of iterations of my plan so far. Here’s the current one, which isn’t even accurate at this point, since I decided against the peachskin shown with M7125 (yuck to polyester in the Summer!):
This is an alternate option:
Which do you guys think?
Also, have any color ideas for the cardigan and dirndl skirt? I have enough black already and trying to stay away from gray, which I always seem to gravitate toward when I don’t know what to pair something with.