Clutching at straws for a blog name three years ago, I almost called it SNDY. I mean I sew for fun.
2015 brought the usual crop of resolutions in the sewing community, organisation fits, destashing, and finally nailing that impeccable wardrobe.
Do you spot a problem with that last one? Assuming you don’t have a vast budget, a room sized clothing cupboard and a stylist, doesn’t it always come down to sewing up a bunch of basics in a neutral colour? Ten or twelve black or grey garments will get you through most occasions but how much fun is making them and would you rather watch paint dry?
Don’t get me wrong, I can sit back and admire minimalism and discipline when someone else is fine tuning their clothes collection, but who am I kidding? Sewing my own clothes will continue to be helter skelter through eclecticism. Its going to be a colour fest, a style mish mash and pattern pandemonium. Later I’ll weed out the wadders, pass on the overly optimistic, remake the ridiculous.
How about you – disciplined or chaotic, organisation freak or making mahem? There’s a simple test. Have you sewn a chic, got together working wardrobe or a haphazard heap of mis-matches you can’t bear to part with ?
This week I got a bit further with the red bouclé re-run, and sewed a dd blouse. She picked this gloriously pink, fantastically fluid figured silk from Angus International five years ago, so I didn’t rush into anything.
I used it with the matt background as RS, either would have been good.
Yes, another cowl. This time made with slightly belled sleeves, all cut on the bias including the sleeves to show off the soft flowing look of the fabric.
Here’s the jacket in progress.
Now what I actually need is a good basic black straight skirt, and some black twill or baby cord narrow leg jeans. I wonder how long I can put off making those?