Ugh..bleurgh...meh...that's how I feel about my sewing at present. I seem to have made a wardrobe of ill fitting, oddbod garments.
My actual sewing is very infrequent at the moment. My dark blue shirt dress (the Lisette Traveller dress) has been hanging up all summer, shoulder and side seams complete - the only progress I made was to tack on all four pockets. My floral dress based on a patterrn from the Modern Sewing book is awaiting sleeves binding and a hem. Despite this I was planning for autumn. Thinking of what patterns I already have waiting, it is a matter of adjusting my summer plans slightly. I was thinking thriftily and sensibly of using what I have and not buying anything new. I am also thinking of making something that drapes well and fits. Back in May I bought a renfrew pattern and lovely Winnie aka Scruffy badger gave me some purple jersey which I was planning to renfrew. I also bought the pdf version of the Wikstein Tova a few months ago and have some greyish drapey cotton blend that I purloined from my mum's stash while sorting her sewing supplies this summer. A grey tova seems to me to be a prospect that will fill many wardrobe gaps.
Then Jessica kindly gave me a Crepe pattern so it would be downright churlish not to make a crepe dress wouldn't it? I have some fabric lined up for that too.
But all sewing is on hold because of The Teddies.
Both children bought home letters from school asking for knitters to knit up teddies. The school has a partner school in Kenya and the plan is to send every reception child in the kenyan school a handknitted teddy for christmas. So now on the crafting horizon are two teddies. Selfish sewing for me or selfless knitting for little children? Uh-oh, what a choice! Each time Rocket Girl naps out come my needles and knit, knit, knit I go. Normal sewing will resume once two teddies are knitted, stuffed and have sleeping bags sewn.