I have been sewing a bit. I made another pair of my favorite TNT Burda pants, aka Crazy Pants, out of red denim. I also made one of my favorite tops, a Vogue, of which the number escapes me. I got all fired up to do the wardrobe challenge on PR but could not get into it.
Sewing for myself now that I work at home is HARD!!! I don't know what to sew! I work in yoga pants and hoodies mostly. As much as I try to get up and get dressed, I find myself in comfies, especially if I work out in the morning. Most of my awesome clothes that I love are languishing in my closet...so sad!!! Plus I work all day in the basement, which is very nice, but my sewing area is down there too. At the end of the day, I don't want to be downstairs anymore to sew.
And no, I really don't want to sew lounge clothes. It's just not that fun for me. I ordered some corduroy and some yummy mohair sweater knit so I'm planning on some pants and a sweater. It's cold in my "office" in the basement.
Add to all these other issues, I have put on weight! Ughh! Not a couple pounds but like 15 or 20...nothing like a stressful time in your life to pack on the poundage! So it's also really frustrating to sew bigger sizes.
Ok, well now that I got all the whining out of my system...I am trying a new approach to sewing. I'm going to start attempting things I would never have done before or was too "instant gratification" to sew. Things like, lined dresses, maybe a fitted jacket, the details I usually skip like welt pockets, etc. I've been sewing fast and quick for the most part because I want something new now! Well, now I don't have to do that.
So for my first, "I'd never have sewn that" project, I chose Vogue 1087. The reviews on it are good, but all say "Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers." There is a lot of hand sewing which is not my favorite. And I tell you, this better turn out after all that hand sewing...lol!
I'm making the dress for a little cocktail thing to support a local animal rescue group. I need to get out so I figured this was a good cause and a fun reason to sew up a new dress.