Yesterday I sewed part of a blouse. I only sewed PART of a blouse because when I cut out said blouse, somewhere within the last five years, I unpinned it from its pattern.
I put the pieces into a gallon sized zip lock bag. Good thinking, right? Keep the pieces together so you can find them when you need them. Nothing organizes better than gallon sized bags!
|See, I had good intentions... from front to back: jacket, blouse, vest, vest, jacket, blouse and jacket.|
Lucky for me, I remember the picture/drawing from the front of the envelope, so I have a chance of finding it just from that, instead of having to read the numbers...
So I sewed the most obvious pieces -- front yokes to lower fronts, matching the notches, and back yoke to lower back. I stopped at putting interfacing onto the facing pieces because it was getting late and I need my beauty sleep more and more these days.
|Left and right fronts, waiting for facings.|
Before I go too much further I need to find the pattern envelope. Oh, and some light weight interfacing. The fabric is a light weight linen blend from Joann Fabrics. The pattern is kind of a loose fitting top with asymmetrical hems and a cross-over front. There were some trousers included. I didn't cut those out. I still may, if I can find a coordinating fabric in my stash. This linen was purchased at least 10 years ago, but teal is back...
|I think I may be able to find something in here somewhere...|
How do I know I'm on the Five Year Plan with this outfit? DH and I have been living in this house for five years now, and I know this pattern was in my stash when I moved in! So it's at LEAST the five year plan -- that is, if I finish it in 2012!!
Keep your fingers crossed, and keep sewing!
Oh, and keep good thoughts on the pants fabric, OK? I'd hate to have to do more fabric shopping...