I may have a ton of sweaters and scarves in my drawers, but I’m severely lacking clothes. a while ago I cleaned out my closet of things that didn’t fit, were worn out, or I just didn’t wear. it felt great to make some space in my room, but I never replaced anything I gave away! I pretty much have about 4 shirts on heavy rotation. I think it’s time to remedy that.
I don’t’ have much of a “plan” for my summer sewing or new wardrobe (what you would call a swap). I’m just going for patterns and fabrics that excite me and hoping that everything will come together in the end. if it doesn’t, then at least I have a bunch of cute pieces and ACTUAL clothes to wear! a plan would be too limiting for me right now; I don’t want to lose the excitement of sewing because of rigid rules.
I’ve basically lost my knitting mojo the last few months. I haven’t seen a pattern that makes my heart pitter-patter (really, all I’ve seen is more of the same in the knitting mags the last few seasons) and my yarn stash feels like more of a burden than a pile of fun these days (look for a destash soon). I’ve been carrying a ball of yarn and some needles for the last two weeks, waiting for inspiration to strike. nothing yet. I almost don’t want to bother, which is a really weird feeling. you know it’s bad when you go on a 20+ hour car ride (twice) and you don’t even think about casting something on.
I’m stocked up on sewing patterns though, so I see a lot of skirts, tops, and some dresses in my future. there’s almost more patterns than time really. I need to figure out a way to make the washing and cutting of fabrics more efficient. I don’t have a dedicated sewing space, I basically take over the kitchen table with my machine and cutting mat. I’m looking for a table though, so cross your fingers I can find something soon (I’m sort of looking for a table and ottoman that’s in weekend sewing if you have any tips).
before I get to more clothes though, I’ve declared this weekend my bag crafting weekend. there are so many cute patterns out there and I want to make them all. I figure even if I don’t keep every bag, I know some friends of mine will appreciate them (ie I’ve been getting some very strong hints lately).
what are your crafting weekend plans? and what have you been obsessed with lately?