I am at a sewing standstill. This happens far too often…I get excited about an idea, then I get excited about another idea and another…and I end up with a stack of UFO’s needing to be completed. My brain works much faster than my needle!
I was planning on re-making the leather pleated skirt in better fabric while it’s fresh on my mind. But before I could get to the fabric store to find more leather material, a delivery showed up on my doorstep – from Mood!!! It was a beautiful navy blue silk that I purchased when it went on sale recently.
Now I’m dying to make a dress with that silk, and I keep coming back to the Colette Peony pattern that I’ve had in my stash for a while and have been waiting to make.
But I’m also obsessed with the idea of making a skater dress – very fitted in the bodice and a 1/2 or 3/4 circle skirt. Full skirts are my weakness!
At moments like this, I’m tempted to whip something up quickly just so I can move on to the next idea. I know that I could make that pleated skirt in an afternoon, the skater dress in a day, but they would be sloppy. They wouldn’t fit perfectly. They probably wouldn’t even be lined.
Ok, game plan: I will make the skirt first. It will be the quickest of my projects, and I won’t really be able to say that UFO #2 is finished until I re-make it. Then I’ll move on to that silk…maybe I’ll even make the skater dress out of the silk and kill two birds with one stone!