A couple of weeks ago, while I was cleaning my sewing room, I decided it was time to devise a new organisation strategy for my "UFO's" (that's unfinished objects), because having them slung over a clothes-rack was really not conductive to me actually finishing them.
So I pulled out a tub, folded them neatly (after throwing a bunch of no-longer-relevant projects away), stepped back and realised I have a LOT of unfinished projects that I for some reason have just not gotten to. Some of them are literally as simple as sewing a button back on. Like a 5 minute job. Yeah.
I set myself a goal to get through at least one of these a day (two or more for the simple jobs) until they're all done, at which point I can start making new stuff.
And then I hit a wall. I had no motivation, I just could. not. be. bothered.
After reading this post on Lucky Lucille, I decided to do what Rochelle did - just sit down and sew something. So I picked some fabric at random and made myself a little house dress.
I adapted view B of this McCall's pattern - I cut two of the front waist band and extended the length of one of them as well as one side of the back waist band as well to create the cross over tie.
I cut two front skirt pieces so there would be a decent amount of volume and cross-over (no one likes to accidentally flash their house guests when they sit down).
It took me three days to finish (with the help of my assistant, Brian Wilson).
It's a little bit rough around the edges but it's perfect for sitting around reading books and for when I'm sewing since it's super easy to take off when I need to try something on.
Hooray for fancy lounge-wear!
Now I just need to make a few more of these, my house coat and maybe some 1940's lounge pants and blouses and I'll be all set in the lazy-glam clothing category!
Has anyone else made/bought any fancy lounging clothes? Don't they just make you feel a million times more amazing than pyjamas all day?!