I've been finishing up a lot of projects which is great, but what I'm really doing is procrastinating on a project I've been wanting to start for a while. This is sitting in my sewing room
3 yards of linen and a new book, Homspun ISBN 4579110609.
I first spotted the book at Berlin's Whimsy and then after seeing this dress from the book made by Sara at The Small Object I really wanted to make one for myself. (click on the image to see the one she made)
But as I'm several sizes larger than the book patterns I need to make a muslin. Well, not really a muslin since I'm using some fabric I'll never use for anything else. Still, it's going very slowly. I've never done this before--adjusted a pattern. And it needs to fit properly, even it it is a loose-fitting dress. Kids clothes are easy, if they are too big you can roll them up, or push up the sleeves, or take in a tuck and it still looks fine. I'm just very hesitant to start cutting into the linen, I don't want to screw it up. So I keep starting on other things, so it seems as though I'm busy but eventually I need to take the plunge.
There are a variety of projects in the books, some with simple, classic lines that I would like to make for myself along with the dress.
Others are a bit--unusual. Such as these "window shirts"
and this doll. Folksy or just a little creepy?