Monday, July 23, 2012

Planning

I don't know about you, but I almost always sew on a whim, without much planning. I usually don't like to feel "bound" to do something, because I start to feel under pressure and start procrastinating more than usual. But by doing this, I waste a lot of time because I often end up having the actual time to cut or to sew, but finding myself without a schedule, I just abandon myself to laziness and find something else to do.
So, I decided to try something new and make a little plan of the next few things I want to sew.
I hope I can stick to it. If I don't, at least I had a lot of fun with the technical drawings.

First off, the next entry for the Sew Colette 2.0. sewalong. We're tackling the Macaron pattern (my favorite ever, btw). I want to do something different from my first two versions of this dress, something dark and more on the dressy side. So I'm going to use this cotton with a geometric-y ethnic-y print as main fabric paired with black georgette for the upper part. I'm also adding a peter pan collar because I've been obsessing with this idea since seeing this.

This is already on my cutting table, but I'm having troubles with the fit. It's the Sonja dress by Salme patterns (available as a free download!) and I've already made two ill-fitting muslins, but I think I might be almost there.

Next, a Pendrell blouse with a peter pan collar. The print will channel my inner cougar, but I'm confident I can pull it off.


I couldn't make a clear decision for this silk georgette... a Pendrell blouse or a Grainline Tiny Pocket tank with buttons down the front? I guess I'll see how it goes with my previous Pendrell and go from there.

Finally, a bit of a question mark. I have some doubts about making another Hazel dress with criss-crossed straps with this fabric because a. the stripes are quite small and will be hell to match and b. I don't know if I can pull off a pink dress. But it's what I envisioned as soon as I saw this fabric. We'll see.

13 comments:

  1. asewingodyssey.blogspot.comJuly 23, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    These are truly lovely plans and I think you can pull off each and every fab item! I'm very excited about them all ;o) Like you, I'm not much for planning as I hate feeling trapped by a plan, but I often sew without adequate reason and results. When I get back from holiday, I may have a go at a nice loose plan too!

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  2. Great ideas! If you're not too sure about the striped Hazel, maybe the newly released dress pattern from Salme is something for you? Since I saw that pattern for the first time I've been dreaming of making it in a striped fabric! And maybe I should start organizing my fabric like that, roll it up and pin a little drawing of what I want to make from it on the fabric.

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  3. I never buy fabric with an idea of what i'm going to make. and even if I do I already forget what I wanted to do with it by the time I get home. Only recently have I started actually assessing the fabrics I have and making a game plan (which changes like every few hours)
    Anyway, I saw this like two minutes after I read this post and immediately made me think of the macroon you planning on making http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/love-love-ikat-ii?image=99988

    Great Ideas!
    http://dinosaurgirlfashion.blogspot.co.il/

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  4. La stoffa per il roboois è davvero carina! Anche io ho lo stesso problema con il rosa... Direi segui l'istinto. Io di solito faccio dei piani di massima molto ottimisti ;) ma aiuta per la concentrazione

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  5. I love all of these fabrics and ideas! I usually buy fabric with a specific idea of what I want to make with it, but then I change my mind and make something else, so it's kind of silly that I ever start with a plan! I should be a little more organized so I can get more done, but it's just so tough to make myself do it!

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  6. I absolutely adore your blog....I only discover you before yesterday and now i got stuck! I began sewing this year and i want definitely to sew like you one day! Spero...
    Tanti baci da Grecia!

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  7. One of my favorite parts of sewing is planing the whole project, the design and getting all the notions. Therefore, I usually buy fabric with something in mind or after I've made the technical drawing, but I do like straying away from this rule of mine whenever I find pretty fabric.

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  8. Good girl, I admire you!

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  9. Thank you so much and welcome!
    p.s. I LOVE your country. I visited it a few years ago and fell in love!

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  10. That was definitely one of my inspirations, together with Natty Jane's version (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AsAqCU4SPfc/T8WuDFs9y6I/AAAAAAAACHY/L_7F42WXORk/s1600/IMG_8490.JPG)

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  11. Thank you, and happy holidays! (where are you going? I'm jealous!)

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  12. Great suggestion! I had my eyes on that pattern and you might have given me the best idea! Thanks!

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  13. I don't do a very good job of planning out what I'm going to sew. It is usually just however the inspiration is flowing that day. Sometimes I do make little notes in a notebook or on a scrap of paper that I store with the fabric. I love what you're planning to do with your fabrics.

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