More for Me?

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?

I like view E but with view C’s sleeves. In a blue flowered cotton voile I have.

Shirt or dress length?

I want the top. I could use some cool cotton prints or maybe lightweight linen…

I think I’d change the gathered panel to a pleated panel. I just hate that I’ve never been able to find a picture of this skirt on a person…

This dress would be a great opportunity to learn fitting!

That skirt on the cover. So cute in corduroy, no?

And one for the pretty knits languishing in my stash.

And that tank pattern?  That’s where I got sidetracked.  See, I needed to go to 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.

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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One comment on “More for Me?
  1. […] I’ve yet to show them off, right?  The first one is a blouse that I made from one of the patterns I was debating about.  And the reason I haven’t shared it is that I don’t have a good picture yet.  I […]


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