A couple of posts back, I extolled Me-Made-May and Kid’s Clothes week and then promptly fell out of sight. I did manage to complete the jammies I planned.
And the Matryoshka top from the last post was completed that week. Me-Made-May suffered a worse fate. I ended up spending most of May in my home. The furthest I went from the house was the grocery store most days. I had little motivation to dress up or sew new things. I did do some pattern drafting and altering for some projects I had in mind, but that was about it. Oh! I did sew a new bag which has been in heavy rotation.
June has seen a slight change in my attitude. I am feeling more inclined to watch what I wear. The warm weather has helped some with that. The problems that made May difficult haven’t been resolved, but my resolve not to let them get to me has strengthened. I think my new haircut may have helped ;o)
I had already been thinking of ways to maximum my sewing skills by making things that I actually love to wear. My essentials list was shockingly easy to come up with:
1. Long flirty tiered skirt that can double as a dress. With that versatile wide smocked waist.
- my husband LOVES me in these, and I LOVE to wear them.
2. Loose flow-y top. Possibly with a handkerchief hem.
- I fell in love with this top from Lucky magazine and I absolutely must have it. I even have two eyelet pillowcases to use for it!
- With a nice slim tank and flats, I can wrangle the kiddies and still look nice.
4. A Playsuit/Romper/Jumper/Jumpsuit
- I do not know why I am compelled to make this. I don’t even really like shorts… But, the desire will not go away. If I hate it, I can give it to my sister.
5. Loose flowy cotton pants. Possibly wrap pants like these. I am trying to stay away from Hammer pants… I can’t reasonably wear a romper and harem pants in the same year.
- These are usually made of linen, but I am too cheap to buy linen and I have a TON of cotton shirting readily available.
BONUS: Lacy cami type tops for the extreme heat days.
- I’m ordering a whack of lace from an etsy seller or this express purpose.
So there we are! A nice, doable list. Well, it’s doable on paper (web-blog) anyway. Let’s see how much real life (continues to) get in the way, shall we ;o)