Sewing plans

KCW Summer 2013 Day 2: In the Works

Well, I accomplished absolutely NO sewing for the second day of KCW!  I wasn’t completely unproductive from a creative point of view, but I didn’t sew a single seam.  So instead, I thought I’d give you a glimpse of some of my projects in the pipeline.

For every finished project that I post, I probably have 5 in the works. In fact, as I type, I have no fewer than 10 partially-finished posts sitting in my Drafts section, waiting for something, whether it’s photos or links, or just some original thoughts.

Then in my sewing room, I can think of at least 6 more projects that are all cut out waiting to be sewn together, and 3 more where the pattern pieces are traced and cut, and the fabric selected.

Please tell me I’m not the only one like this!

So, here’s a peek at some of the things in my queue:

1.    I’m super-stoked to be a pattern tester for the new Jedediah Pants from Thread Theory scheduled to be released at the end of this month.  This is actually what occupied my KCW Day 2.  I cut the edges off the pages in the PDF pattern (42 pages — oy!), and then Albert and I spent some time selecting and ordering fabric for his first pair.  It was fun to collaborate!

Creative Counselor: In the Works
Jedediah Pants — This will be my first sewing project for Albert!

2.    I decided to pick apart an old, holey sweatshirt that I wore to death so that I can make a pattern from it for a new sweatshirt. This is taking much longer than anticipated, as every seam in this sweatshirt was finished and reinforced from here to next Sunday. Who would have guessed that my cheapo sweatshirt that I picked up for $15 at Target would be so well-constructed?

Creative Counselor: In the Works
The Target Super Sweatshirt

3.    I have cut fabric for 2 Miette skirts, per my postpartum sewing list. This skirt is so versatile — I’m really excited to get a couple of these in my closet!

4.    I decided to put aside N’s vintage pinafore top and instead start on J’s Clean Slate Shorts. N is so resistant to handmade items, and J is so appreciative of things I make him, particularly when they are made from blue car fabric. He’s worn his Big Island Board Shorts (still unblogged, eek!) so often that they’re starting to fall apart at the seams — literally.  So I decided to tackle the project for the kid who I’m pretty sure will actually wear it!

So there you have it — a sneak peak.  Hopefully tomorrow I will have been more productive and will have something to share!

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