Or, sewing plans interrupted and replaced with new, more exciting plans! At the beginning of March I made a list of the project I wanted to get through this month, using my free calendar/planner. Of the 7 planned projects I’ve done 2 & 2 are half way. But I’m not excited by them, they are just jobs to do. So I’ve got a new list!
Item one, the one that’s actually cut and in progress. I’ve wanted to make this top for a while and this weekend realised I already had the perfect fabric! The pattern is 105 from Burda magazine 2/2016. The fabric is silk satin and I’ve never seen anything quite like it before or since !
Item two is another top, this one from the original list, one of the half done projects because it’s been toiled and is ready to go. It’s Lekala 4286 & will be made in a 70s polyester floral print with the biggest, brightest print ever!
Item three is another Burda top, a pattern I’ve used before and really like. The fabric is cotton voile from Fabric Godmother about two years ago. Pattern is #138 8/2011.
Items four, five and six are culottes #104 2/2017! Following the success of the previous pair I found two pieces of fabric for daughter no1 and one for me!😇
Item seven uses this beautiful blue viscose I bought in Derby I think five years or so ago, time flies!! I’m making another Burda pattern, top #115B 8/2015, which is another that’s been on my list for a while.
And last, but by no means least, item eight is another top, another Burda pattern. This time it’s #103 from 2/2016, using a really pretty bit of white broiderie anglaise that’s got a silver finish and grey jersey from the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham.
So, enough to keep me busy for the next ten days?? 😉 Do you throw out your plans when things don’t really excite you enough to provide motivation to get them done? Or are you a good planner?
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I try to keep my wips to a minimum. Right now I have two, hopefuly one by the time the day is over.
WIPs aren’t usually a problem, I finish stuff. It’s the starting when I don’t feel like it that’s an issue! 😀
If I get too many wips going, they end up outgrown before I finish them! Oops!
eeeep, that first Burda pattern is on my list too and I’m dying to see it made up! Can you make this first please? 😉
I’ll definitely throw plans overboard if something shinier comes along (as the dressing gown that has been lying in my sewing room 3/4 finished will be able to testify). It’s a hobby after all and not work!
Amen to that!! 🙌 The top is almost done, I want to be able to start on a new project tomorrow! 😀
I’m using the same planner (and also Sew The Year worksheets from Straight Stitch Designs for a bit more detail on each project). I have a few WIPs that I put on my list along with other more interesting makes. I find that if I get the boring jobs done first I can reward myself with the more exciting game makes later in the month. I got a bit lost last month with my list but I’m on track for March.
I don’t usually make a proper list of what I want to make, there are just piles of patterns and fabric sitting hopefully on my cutting table. I’m finding this quite fun now.
You are one busy girl!!
heehee, I have lots to use up!! 😀
I like your plans a lot! I plan in my head but don’t always commit to writing it down.
I don’t usually (before) either, but I’m finding that it’s sort of a challenge now, if the piles just sit there or the list is in my head, I can easily put things off. Now with the projects “verbalised” if you like, I am challenged to get them done!
That’s a lot of sewing! I just love your blue with white flowers. Can’t wait to see that one done up!
That blue viscose is to die for! It feels like silk… I’ve made two items now already, so I will just keep going and see where I end up! 🙂
I like your new plans very much! I’m not much of a planner, I tend to make something and then find the next shiny thing. I have a wardrobe full of eclectic garments!
I generally don’t plan, and choose another project once I’ve finished what I’ve made. I have too many ideas buzzing round so maybe I should write a list/plan. I have just bought a loads of new patterns so maybe I’ll try and put them in some sort of order. 😀
I need to write my plans down too! Good motivation!