I'm a little late introducing myself, but I have a very good excuse. I was still clearing out my sewing room. For the past 4 years, I've been on a sewing hiatus. Now given my new clothing budget ($0) and the fact that I'm growing a little tired of my current wardrobe (and tired of the "just okay" fit of it all), I decided to join this challenge. Well, for that reason and because...well, how do I put this? I have the fabric and pattern stash of a crazy person. I've not been idle these past 4 years.... oh no! I've been slowing selling off fabric - things that don't suit my current style, fell into the "what was I thinking?" pile or "this is what mom thinks when she looks at me?" stacks. I've sold patterns too. Lots and lots of patterns and yet, my current holdings would frighten normal people I(but I love it!). Le sigh. So, yes, it's time to sew.
Think I'm exaggerating? Check this out:
Pattern cabinet: Sewing books and magazines are on the top shelf. the bottom shelf is full of Hot Patterns, Jalie Patterns, Farbenmix Patterns and Studio Tantrum Patterns.
And this is the picture of project number 1 and yes, I'm nervous. For some reason, whenever I come back from sewing hiatus, I assume I can no longer sew. It's stupid. I made a muslin last night (I'm having to re-learn how to fit my body and it's new peri-menopausal shape, which is squishy despite months, weeks and hours of workouts. Fashion fabric is cut (the one on the left) and I'm starting to sew. I figure I'll make a mess of pencil skirts right out of the gate because that's what I wear to work everyday and then move on to summer dresses. (Such grandiose plans, I know).