I went to start something new this weekend, but very obediently stopped myself in my tracks thinking I had plenty of projects that I Really Should Finish!
Like the Chanel Jacket that I started last year, the shell lying neglected because it is a bit too big for me…sigh…all that over-ambitious quilting, so much for my concern that quilting it would make it smaller. Should I unpick it all, or recut? I have enough fabric, but would like to leave enough for a matching skirt – I mean even though I will probably never wear them together, I still think the effort that goes into a Chanel jacket kind of justifies a matching skirt don’t you think? Now, where is it – oh – the cat is sleeping on it. Well, that rules that one out for now.
What about the Trench Coat, also (gulp) from last year? I’ve finally found some nice buttons in the right sizes and colour, complete with matching buckles, perfect! Note to self – must recut sleeve straps to wider width to fit sleeve buckle. I just need some nice lining, that ivory Bemberg is a bit see-through. Something with pattern would be nice, nothing too dominant, mmm…better think on that one.
The CAPE!! I must get onto the cape before winter is over so I can wear it lots – it is going to be so cool with my new black trousers! That fabric was such a bargain! Shall I make that first, or the red coat? I suppose I should do the coat, the pattern is already done. That is going to be fun to make! No lining yet though. Actually, I should carry on with the black knitted opera gloves from Vogue Knitting – without them both the cape and the coat (which has 3/4 sleeves) will be unwearable during winter. So far I have knitted one thumb and half a fifth finger – err, where did I leave it now? Wait – is that it down the back of the sofa? Who’s been sitting on it! Grr! Hope the bamboo needles poked them in the butt! (Sits down to knit, can’t find pattern, pattern at work or on bus) Second Grr!
I know what! I should rephotograph the chiffon rolled hem for my blog, those last ones were too out of focus. But I can’t really do in-progress shots now that I’ve finished though can I? Shall I do another demonstration piece? Mmm. maybe that’s getting a bit carried away… Maybe I should just start sewing the top, na – that means rethreading the machine…
I should really be making things that I need – like more tops. Or better still – pyjamas! My current pair now has a hole, and it is laddering up the leg! I have all that merino which would be cosy, and I could unpick the lace from my old pj’s to sass it up a bit, gee that’s going to be a mission – I’ll do that another day…
I need dresses – things you can throw on in the morning and head out the door in! Oh, I really really do need that gorgeous fabric I saw the other day….darned Mastercard….it would be perfect for the Prada dress knock-off….
Or there’s always the skirt to match my Anzac Coat – I went to such effort to squeeze it out of those remnants, I should at least make the effort and sew it up. Oh, and the suede skirt – that will be so cool! I’ve had that stuff for years and it will go perfectly with that trim, thank goodness I didn’t sell that on Trademe. Ah, but the pattern is out in the garden shed and it’s a bit creepy out there, I think I’ll wait until Mr P~S~C gets home for that! Oh and I better decide on cut-outs or not, what shape, swirls?…..
Oh look – there’s the Babette Blanket! Nope – not in the mood for that today – too many colours – too mind-numbing. We are talking the morning after my birthday…..
What the heck is that? Huh? Mmm? Oh, I remember – the $3 shirt from St Vincent de Paul, there’s the sleeves – I must run it in and set those sleeves in again – hey that’s quite wearable for right now…starts a pile…
Geez I’ve got a lot of stash – lets have a look now……………
Thumbs through stash.
Pile gets big.
Pile falls over.
Rearranges stash into colours.
Thinks again and rearranges stash into seasons.
Folks – that is my sewing progress for the weekend.
Does anyone else get weighed down by having Too-Many-Projects-On-The-Go-At-Once?
Are you a compulsive finisher, or a compulsive starter?