Well, the new position, along with preparing for hurricanes, means I have had little time for sewing regularly or for any extended periods of time. I have had the week off because of Dorian, but so has the kiddo. Still, I began to think about the next few dozen projects.
No really. When I have no time to sew, I plan. Here’s a snapshot of some of the projects I’m working on, or hope to complete:
The good news, some are already in progress.
- Vogue 1526, Paco Peralta short-sleeved jacket and pant (I made the shirt some time ago). This is almost finished, as in hopefully this week. Details coming up.
- The Kay Unger color block is up next, as an easy-do-right-now-option. I’ll be doing it in black and white rayon ponte leftover from other projects.
- To the left of Kay Unger is a Molyneux vintage dress. I’ll be doing this in a gorgeous black/silver bamboo woven. The pattern is vintage – and too small – so a little pattern grading is in order.
- The Kwik Sew men’s coat is cut out. I promised it two years ago to DH. I’ve got to take the time to finish it.
- The Patterson Couturier will be in a a gorgeous plaid.
- The Guy Laroche suit (top left) is cut out and about half done. I started it last spring, but it won’t be cold enough to wear it for several weeks.
- The Butterick summer dress in a Tori Richards rayon challis print for a Luau in October.
- The Paco Peralta zip front in a burgundy denim.
- The remaining three (bottom left): Montana, LaRoche and Edith Head – I don’t have the right fabric for these yet. And, I have many other patterns paired with projects I can work on until I do…
And, my plans usually get upended. I know there are another half dozen projects awaiting my attention, some cut, some long-desired. And I need a coat. Hopefully, I get the first four on my list completed without deviating. After that, who knows.
And, no, we aren’t in any danger from Hurricane Dorian, though last week we were prepping in earnest!