Seriously, I stand in front of the closet every morning, saying, "I have nothing to wear!" Look at this jacket-in-progress:
|A view of the inside-in-progress. I had just enough fabric to line the yoke and the front facing. The rest is likely to remain unlined. The edges are serged in gray thread.|
Now look at the images posted on my inspiration board. I dream of Lands End separates! Yes, I admit it. I am as plain vanilla as they come. I really just want to wear some simple separates. Meanwhile, I sew the bright, cheerful fabric that beckons:
|I chose this design for the yoke and the shaping seams. The horizontal lines of the yoke cut across me at my "tallest" (relatively speaking) part of my body. The vertical seams allow for shaping. |
|The remaining front facing has yet to be attached, but so far, I am loving the fit. (yay!)|
So ... yes, this is cute and I like it and that's all good. But come on, how many things will go with this jacket? NOT MANY! I have a red knit dress cut out and jeans are always a safe bet. But something this
loud distinctive won't go with too many separates in my closet.
It makes me stop and go "hmmmmmmmm".
So far, my Jacket-a-Month Aspiration has not yielded much to help my wardrobe!
Jacket #1 is a coat for dear stepdaughter. Self-explanatory.
Jacket #2 is versatile, and thank goodness- I wear it plenty.
Jacket #3 is a unique stripe. Not worn a lot.
Jacket #4 is a very unique cropped jacket that should be cute with summer dresses on weekend dates with hubby - but I still need to sew those date dresses! Not worn at all yet!
And jacket #5 is clearly another fun-to-wear-once-in-a-while thing.
Is it too late for a New Year's Resolution?
It is time to shift my focus to sewing a coordinated set of separates that are versatile. Mix -n- match stuff.
(Have I mentioned RTW does not fit well? Everything I buy needs alterations)
I will do it. I will finish this jacket, because I love it, and of course I will sew the red dress (I cut out McCall's 6282)
But after that, if you see me sewing anything not-versatile, please leave negative, nasty comments.
Thank you, I would appreciate the moral support.
Signing off for now,
ps I am taking a little break from sewing and blogging to attend dear stepson's college graduation. We are thrilled and so proud of him.