On a totally other subject, I've been spending my "free time" on the computer reading blogs written by people undertaking renovations to old homes. I've always been a sucker for this subject and one of my favorite shows used to be If Walls Could Talk. It used to air right before dinner time so we'd have it on while I fixed dinner. The kids would stop whatever they were doing and sit and watch the whole show. Occasionally, for kicks, I'll check out real estate listing of historic/older homes. Earlier this week, I stumbled across this houseblog, which is an entertaining journal of a family's renovation of their ancestral home. Several hours were spent this morning as I finished reading it.
Luckily, I finished reading in time to get M to the bus stop and take a few pictures of B in the baby deer pinafore.
It's really short and wide. Definitely a tunic.
In no particular order, I've cut out the following 3:
I tried to save myself time and instead of retracing the tulip pants in a larger size, I added a little width and length to the size 92 that was already traced. Why do I have a feeling I'm going to regret that decision?
As for those leggings...I don't know. I think my fabric choice (brown rib knit) isn't going to work so well.
I've also branched out into the realm of Japanese pattern books. I had convinced my mom to order the one below a year, 2 years? ago. It arrived, I said, "Meh." and it sat on the bookshelf until just recently when I decided M and B needed a couple of simple short sleeve dresses for church. I've traced and cut out a muslin for when I get ready to sew again.
If you've made it this far into my ramblings (Thank You!), I have a question. Do you sew like I do, in spurts and stops or are you, steady as you go, and consistently work on some kind of sewing? If you fall into the latter category, how do you keep your motivation going?