Tuesday, October 27, 2015

In the mood to do some sewing

So, I like to say that Pinterest is a window into my soul, but actually it's more like a window into my brain, because it shows exactly what I'm thinking about.  As you may have learned by now, I get REALLY INTO THINGS.  And Pinterest will show you exactly what I'm really into at any given moment.

Right now, I'm really into sewing.  I've always loved sewing.  I mean, fabric is so pretty, and not to dumb it down, but sewing is kind of magical.  You have this fabric and this thread, and you use this magical machine to create something new, something that didn't exist a few minutes ago.  My mom is a big sewer/quilter and pretty much as soon as I was old enough to understand what a sewing machine was, I wanted to use it.

Alas, historically my sewing projects have been really simple.  Much in the same way I have no patience for recipes with more than 10 ingredients, so too do I have no patience for involved patterns.  I can sew drapes (essentially rectangles) and pillows, but those are just straight lines.  What I'm dying to try right now is blouses!  And dresses!  Nothing too complicated, (leave that to the actual professionals), but simple, clean lines.

Here's what I've been pinning to my Sewing Projects pinboard.

1.  Simple sheath dress.








I've also been pinning some adorable fabrics!  I'm loving the Cotton & Steel line at fabric.com.

This would be lovely for the sleeveless sheath dress, so 1960s mod!



This would be so cute on a blouse, like the simple blouse, above.  It's pink tigers, people!



I'm picturing this for a shift dress, or a sleeveless top.



And this would be so sweet for a blouse.





So, what do you think?  Should I take the plunge and try my hand at garment sewing?