Actually, I haven’t been sewing for myself but I’ve been thinking about it. I’m so happy with my skirt that I really want to make myself some more clothes. I’m still afraid of things not fitting well after all my work. But. Joann’s had a special on dress forms and I got one. I’ve adjusted her to my measurements except she hasn’t had babies who stretched her belly out so I have to pad that area up a bit. So no excuses, right? Other than the gobs of projects I have lined up for the souricettes? I made a deal with myself. A project for them, a project for me. Sounds good, right?
So I’m sitting there Thursday going through my blogroll. (What? You thought that was just for show?) And I happened onto this post by luvinthemommyhood. Ah, she’s feeling selfish too. All of a sudden, making yet another dress for two kids who already have plenty of clothes seemed really unappealing. And I started looking at my stash of patterns and books. The ones I got for me when I started sewing. The ones that have been waiting for me to get brave. And now, I have to choose the first one. Help me?
And that tank pattern? That’s where I got sidetracked. See, I needed to go to fabric.com for the image to post here. And what do they have right up there on the main page? Brand new fabric, perfect for Oliver + S patterns! They said it, not me. I had to look. I just had to. Seersucker. Embroidered. Lobsters. Birds. Cherries. I don’t know how long I can resist. They would look so cute on the girls. But I’m sewing for me. I’d love a lobster skirt…
PS: I did work really hard on Monday and Tuesday. I finished souricette 2’s class picnic blouse and short set. Just like souricette 1’s set. No pictures though because souricette 2 developed some sort of vile rash (doctor says it’s likely a virus and we have to wait it out; she has had no other symptoms). I’m waiting for her to return to her usual beauty before having her model her outfit.
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