I dreamt about #sewing last night. For some weird ass reason I was making wedding outfits for randos which is something I would never ever ever do, so like, maybe it was a nightmare?
I'm getting the urge to make another ugly quilt. There's an old wool blanket in the corner of my bedroom tempting me with the potential for snuggly batting.
I have lots of vintage flannel sheets for backing, but I think my scraps bin is lacking wovens for the top. I'm eyeing the shitload of vintage cord meterage in the stash but it feels wrong to use it for something that should be a scrapbuster.
Reason #78976 why I Will Not sew for money:
My fabric inevitably ends up covered in bunny foof.
I don't have a clue about the rest of the nine, but my first project will be gathered skirt with massive pockets. Something I can faff about the house in the summer in, collect eggs, hold tools, etc etc.
First I've got to make a pattern. You can make one with a big rectangle, but I need a decent skirt block anyway, so I'll be doing that first.
I hate zips, but don't want a full elastic waist, so I'm thinking about fitted front waistband and elasticated back.
We're not buying wrapping paper this year. We've got some left over from previous years, and we'll use that up, but everything else is going to be wrapped in fabric and fabric bags sourced/made from my ridiculously extensive fabric stash. I reduce my stash, and they're practical given the #PlasticBagBan. Another benefit: way less rubbish at #Xmas.
So I'm #sewing Miss13 a sorta 50's style semi-formal dress for her end-of-primary-school 'graduation', and for a while I've been like, weird, we didnt have any fancy graduation in our day, best we had was an end of year school disco, and I recall I wore bike pants, because it was the late 80s, and bike pants were the new cool thing.
It's all so weird.
In other #sewing news, I just made this #pattern: https://doitbetteryourself.club/product/free-womens-shirt-pattern/ and its awesome (also free). I don't fit OTR t-shirts at all because I'm such a mishmash of sizes but these patterns come with all the detailed instructions on how to get a custom fit, AND NOW I HAVE A T-SHIRT THAT FITS ME PERFECTLY WTF
Spent $9 on a twin needle yesterday only to discover that my machine apparently hates twin needles.
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Kiwi. Fangirl. Sewist. GenX. Parent to a couple of weird but cool Zoomers. Perpetually lacking in spoons.