Yet despite not having too much on my plate this week, I couldn't get myself to start the project. I've been trying to figure out why. I have a pattern for a dress I think is both cute and practical. I have fabric I love, which is already washed and ironed. What is stopping me?
It got me to thinking about what I love about sewing. I definitely love getting new patterns. I love going fabric shopping, imagining how "this" fabric would look with "that" pattern. And of course I love touching the fabrics. I don't even mind washing and ironing them before starting the project.
But I don't always love tracing the pattern pieces (although sometimes I do enjoy it). And I really don't love cutting out the fabric. About a month ago I bought myself some fancy pattern weights (half off at JoAnn's!), hoping it might make the task a little less tedious. But no.
I love sewing straight lines. On fabrics that aren't challenging. I like making gathers, but not attaching the gathered piece to a flat piece. I don't mind inserting zippers or making buttonholes, but I don't like setting in sleeves.
I like making pieces that fit well, but I don't like making muslins or alterations.
So it seems that about half of the work of sewing something is stuff I don't like to do! However, I'm really hoping to get a good start on this dress over the weekend:
|Lisette Portfolio Dress|
This looks like an easy-to-wear A-line dress that I could get a lot of use out of. It's great for spring or for fall or winter, depending on the fabric you use. I got some kooky thin corduroy that I really like:
And I can just see wearing this dress with some bright tights and boots.
All I have to do is make it.