Having received an early-warning notice from Melly Sews, I purchased the fabric for a Blank Slate sewalong: Coastal Cargos (affiliate link). The timing of this sewalong is perfect since school starts for my big boy next Monday. The kids occupied themselves for a while and let me sew yesterday, so I managed to finish the welt pockets, slash pockets, zip fly, side seams and cargo pockets (so many pockets--a garment after my own heart!) Here are some work-in-progress photos:
|One of the welt pockets|
|Cargo pocket with button tab for rolling up the pants|
After another productive sewing day today, I only have the hem and buttonhole left, and if I hadn't run out of thread, they'd be done!
In other sewing news....Thanks to Katie at Creative Counselor, I found Thread Theory Designs! Menswear patterns that are hip and stylish! Their Jedediah Shorts (or pants) Sewalong begins on the 15th (this Thursday!). I snapped that pattern up the moment I saw it and I'd love to join in with that sewing event, but I'll need to convince the family that we should go to Santa Cruz so I can visit Hart's Fabric. Since it's near the beach, it might not be such a hard sell!
If kids and mens wear aren't that exciting for you, Sewaholic is hosting a Saltspring Sewalong (starting yesterday). I've been dying to try out one of Tasia's patterns, and this is a super cute dress, but GAH! I really must shift into sewing work-appropriate clothing for myself.
And then there are the 8 bagillion other patterns and ideas I have in mind, all competing for my attention:
- fabric arrived in the mail for the Bombshell bathing suit (not most seasonally appropriate, but...)
- Nani Iro fabric with a dress in mind (pattern drafting in the works)...
- This pattern, with no fabric in hand....
- And many others....
I need help--how do you keep track of and prioritize all the projects you have in mind?