Do you know the feeling of having an uncountable amount of good ideas and inspirations always in moments where you have least time to put them into action?
Well, happens to me all the time. Maybe creativity is part of procrastination, but when I am stressed out and have thousands of other things to do my head just doesn’t stop having loads and loads of crafting and sewing ideas. I started something like a “draft book” to keep track of ideas and inspirations and as soon as I have time I start crafting away my collected “to do’s”.
Once I found a good pattern or idea for a dress, I try to think of what kind of fabric I will use and how much of it I’ll need. Keeping little snippets of the chosen fabric together with the pattern helps a lot at keeping ideas and future project well-assorted and you don’t have to start at the scratch later on.
The dress above is the one I have been working on recently and it just needs some more finishing until it’s done. I used the #133 pattern of Burda Style 8/2012.
I love the pattern and will use it again for sure. I decided to keep the skirt a little longer (as on the picture above) since it goes well with the checked pattern of the fabric. But I’ll certainly make another one with a different and lighter fabric that is going to be way shorter and a little more modern. If only I had more time…!
As mentioned, I am sewing a second (fuller) petticoat, but all the tulle-gathering is very time-consuming and since I want to do a tutorial about petticoat sewing as well (taking pictures, writing instructions) I will probably take a few more days and weeks
This looped stole developed more or less out of an accident – it was supposed to become a scarf, but I ran out of wool and couldn’t get more of that kind. The idea of making a looped stole out of it actually wasn’t that bad, it’s really nice and cosy to wear. I am going to adorn it, but I haven’t figured out what I am going to use for that. I’ll post a picture when I am done!
Additionally, I am working on several smaller sewing projects at the moment, mainly christmas gifts. That’s the main reason for not posting any proper pictures yet – I don’t want to spoil anyone. But there are several sewing tutorial in the pipeline for after Christmas, so keep some fabric remnants ready!
2 thoughts on “unfinished tales of my sewing table [sneak peek at upcoming projects]”
I love the dress from Burda style 8/2012 #133. YOu did such a great job on it. I would like to know how you got the front insert area so perfect. I have tried it on several practice pieces and mine never comes out right. I always end up with a the point at the bust not smooth.
Thank you for any suggestions you might have.
hey Shay, thank you! you have to do the sewing very carefully, stitching precise corners. I then clipped the seam allowance in the corners right up to the seam marking. to make sure that everything stays in place I added a triangular piece of fusible interfacing to the bust point/apex area. also, everything looks a lot better after ironing it. have you tried that with your practice pieces?