Summer again and my Dorset rose is finally happy and blooming, it smells so good. I can't believe it is almost a year since I have posted anything.
Well I really want to get sewing again. I haven't stopped reading blogs and dreaming about what I will make but other parts of my life have somehow got in my way. I have a pile of unfinished items so my first thing is to finish them off - it's a bit of character weakness but I love, love, love starting things and I am not so good at completing them.
My UFOs (UnFinished Objects) include:
1. Iris shorts from Colette Patterns in neon check - all cut out and just need sewing up - have been on the pile of shame since last summer
2. Rooibos Dress - another project from the amazing Colette Patterns - almost complete and includes my first attempt at french seams - just need to attach the zip:
3. My beautiful denim wraparound skirt which is all sewn up and I just need to finish the waistband. I hit a block because I didn't have enough of the fabulous reversible denim/star fabric:
which I bought in Tokoyo (more of that later) so I have come up with another solution but I haven't finished it yet:
this skirt was based on a pattern my lovely daughter Kitty bought at a car boot sale in Devon last summer:
and I was inspired to make it when I saw Tilly and the Button's wonderful Miette pattern:
which you can download here. I couldn't justify buying the Miette when I had such a similar pattern in my collection but I really want to support her pattern making as I am a big fan. I love Tilly's patterns and I bought her Mathilde blouse which I can't wait to make once I have cleared the UFO pile.
4. Need to finish my Sencha blouse Collette Patterns (again) think I'm a bit obsessed I just love the clothes and the patterns are super easy to follow - heming and attaching a collar:
Finally I haven't been wearing my denim ginger I made last year and there was a flaw in the front seam so I decided to refashion it and make it a straight/pencil skirt. This is my worst offender in the unfinished category - it is all sew up and I just need to tie up the loose thread - I mean really giving up so close to the finish line -where is my willpower!!
These UFOs could be my entire summer wardrobe but I do need to complete them before summer is over and I am dying to start a number of new projects: Bombshell swimming costume, Mathilde blouse, Kelly skirt and the list goes on ....