Until I work up the courage to start something new, it is back to basics - organising my patterns! At the moment I have piles of pattern mags and plastic storage boxes of patterns and can't find a thing. Nothing scientific in the organising method - I'm copying the pics and yardage details on the printer and putting them in plastic envelopes in a ring binder. Voila!
While I'm at it, I'm planning what to make next and what to make when my long service leave starts (31 days to go....... but am I counting?). I've never tried a a Sewing With a Plan (SWAP) wardrobe, but may try one - or actually 2. Don't think I'd try entering into a SWAP competition as I'd just end up stressing, but the concept sounds great. From what I understand, a standard SWAP wardrobe is 11 items:
- 6 tops
- 4 bottoms
- 1 other of your choice.
- A wardrobe of urban casuals (e.g. cargo pants, t shirts and easy to wear but funky clothes). Currently I have work clothes and ... ummm work clothes.
- A wardrobe of dressier clothes made from Vera Wang fabrics. I bought a ton of Vera Wang fabrics from Fabric.com and haven't made anything out of them yet, though they go together beautifully.