Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Projects on the horizon

Hello everyone!

I hope all of you are doing well, and enjoying February, since it will be over soon.  There have been so many things that have happened in my life since the last time I posted, I'm not even going to get into them because it would distract me from my original intention for today--to let you know I'm still here, plugging along!

I tell you though, for some reason, I just can't seem to finish my Burda boys trousers!  Everytime I look at them I get excited that they are so close to being finished, but I still hesitate to "close the deal."  I have even set aside time to finish them, only to get frustrated and leave them on my sewing table.

So...I have to find a way to get unstuck.  I really don't want to go on to a new sewing project, but maybe it might be good to cleanse my palate, and take the pressure off of these pants (why did I want to sew pants)!!

Here are some things I have been thinking about...

This is an OOP pattern that I purchased when I first got into sewing.  I wanted to try my hand at a bag, but wanted it to be something easy.  I have never sewn it before, and I would like to sew one for a special friend of mine who will be moving to another state soon.  She is a wonderful woman, and I thought of making her a bag she could use when she is out and about running errands.

This NL6648 is one of the tops I must sew for 2012!  I have to admit, upon first seeing it, I thought it would be a cute spring/summer top.  However, after seeing this top made in The Sewing-ista's sew-along, I was thoroughly convinced that I HAD to sew it!  And soon!  Here is a photo of her finished top.

Remember this lovely dress I wanted to make last year?  Well, as Easter is rolling around this year again, I would really like to make this dress for my little sweetheart.  After all, it is already cut out and waiting to be sewn, so I have a small head start, right?  I do remember there were just so many steps (40, I think) that I got tired only a few steps into this project.  

Of course, if I finish this dress I'll have to make my son a nice tie to wear.  I'm sure I could find some great resources for a proper boy's tie somewhere online!


These two Cynthia Rowley patterns are also two that I MUST sew this year!  I have been in love with 2443 since it first came out, and I saw a replica of it at Joann's one day.  2593 is a nice basic top with a pretty collar.  It takes me down memory lane, and reminds me of when I tried Simplicity 2892 with botched results.  Hopefully, the results on this top will fare much better!

So I did happen to blow away a whole month of sewing!  

How about you?  How has your year been so far?  Have you gotten a lot of projects under your belt, or have you only just begun?

I'm believing that March is going to be a whole lot better...

Stay sew-filled!