As seems to be standard operating procedure around here, on my day off Monday, I organized. Last statutory holiday The Husband cleaned out the storage area in our underground parking garage, I organized the bathroom cabinets. (So many tiny shampoos…) This holiday I spent organizing my sewing room. Stein took a much needed day off.
It is so nice to go through your fabric stash. I got a little reinspired. Better than feeling overwhelmed. Last week I was all set to cut into my navy with white polka dot fabric to make my first Cambie. But as I read the suggested fabrics and looked at other folks Cambies I rethought the pattern. The navy is very drapey, very little body. Most Cambies were made using fabrics with more body. Especially the full skirted version. I didn’t want to be disappointed in my first Cambie or cutting into the fabric I’ve hoarded for months…years(?).
I decided instead to sew this Vogue 8875 reprinted Vintage dress. It will be nice with a drapey fabric. And the polka dots will look so cute in the vintage style. I cut out the pattern pieces. 11 in total! And cut out the fabric. I hope to start stitching this weekend.
Most sewists who commented when this pattern was released said that it was nothing new and a little bland. I think the plain lines will be beautiful in my digital print fabric that I splurged on during the sewing meet up in Toronto in August. I was looking for a dress pattern with sleeves that were cut with the bodice and not too much detail so the fabric can shine.
So the polka dot version is a bit of a wearable muslin. The feather digital print fabric will be a showstopper for a January wedding that we are attending. I just hope I don’t look better than the bride… 🙂
How do you spend your days off? Do you regularly revisit your fabric stash?
What I’m listening to: Fame by David Bowie (watched a Bowie documentary today – 5 Years. Fascinating!)