Buying new fabrics always puts me in a frenzy and I want to make everything NOW. I have been trying to calm myself down and keep from starting new projects. Currently I have three on the sewing table now and can’t take on any more. So self, slow your roll.
Here’s what I am working on.
Colette Sencha Blouse
I am not digging the neckline so much. I felt it was too high for me. So I am thinking that I will take off a few inches, make it more of a boat neck. I’m not too fond of the darts either. I’m considering shortening those. Or maybe I will just follow a few of Kat’s awesome alterations because her Sencha is gorgeous.
Cotton is the suggested gift material for second wedding anniversaries. Ours is next month so I am going to give the Negroni a go. I know, I know…I promised myself to stay clear of patterns above my skill level but since I am giving myself so much time to complete it I figured, why not? Besides, I will come up with a backup gift. That one will be kept a surprise.
Today I start on the muslin, following the sew along instructions from Male Pattern Boldness. I am going to try hard to treat the muslin as if it’s the final product (something I never do), doing all the steps and taking my time.
Thanksgiving Day Napkins
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s the one holiday that everyone in my family went out of their way to spend together. As an expat the holiday has more sentimental meanings. I love hosting the event: setting the table, baking the turkey and pies and enjoying the company of friends. Last year I was well cranky over not finding the perfect napkins for the table. This year I get to make them. The napkins will be a set of 12, double-sided with a ric rac trim. Adorable.
Anyone else bitten too much they can chew at the moment?