Sunday, October 18, 2009

What's next.....?

I keep asking myself that question and have been since I finished the silver trench. I really can't decide. I think that it is partly because I have so many things I want to do and just don't know where to start - and partly bacause I really want to lose some weight and don't want to spend a lot of time and effort on making things that won't fit in a few months time.

I know............I shouldn't be thinking about that because I should just dress the body I have now and worry about the rest later, and I should remember that if I feel good now at my current size and shape then I will likely feel more motivated to succeed. I am not happy with how I look and feel which is compounded with not having nice clothes to wear, so I know that if I made myself something nice I would feel better! I know all that.......but I am still stuck!!!

Also, I have a few UFO's around that make me feel guilty of starting anything else.

This red linen skirt has been in this state for months. I put in an invisible zip that I 'found' in my drawer - but it wasn't a proper invisible zip and I couldn't get close to the teeth, so I ripped it out and now have to go and get another one (not too hard, right?!). I also didn't feel that the yoke was in a very flattering place so might take a bit off the top of the skirt. I already have the lining made ready to go too.

This muslin for trousers has been cut out and pinned for weeks. All I have to do is stitch 4 seams together and try them on to give me an idea of whether I am going to have any major fitting issues.

I have also got a charcoal grey knit skirt cut out and waiting, and just need to hem the teal denim skirt I made for the August Wardrobe in a Week (which is too tight!).

So...............which one am I thinking of starting with??? Would you believe me if I said none of them? Of course you would - you saw it coming didn't you??? :-)

I have had this beautiful purple knit in my stash for a few months. I originally ordered it with one of the Hot Patterns 3 Graces t-shirts in mind, so I have got 3 metres. I haven't read very positive feedback about this pattern so have decided not to order it yet, but I do love the crossover tops and have got this Jalie pattern in my stash.

The colour didn't photograph that well, in real life it is much richer and a more red purple - very regal! If I remember rightly from what I have read, Jalie patterns run quite small so I will go to Pattern Review and see what others have said about it first.

Thank you for reading my ramblings! I hope my post didn't come across as too negative. By the way, I am not looking for comments of the 'you don't need to lose weight' kind. I am overweight - fact. I am doing something about it before it affects my health (breast cancer and heart problems in both sides of my family) but I do find it a struggle.

Rest assured this will not become a weight loss blog. On the other hand, I am using my sewing as a motivational tool and reminding myself of all the lovely patterns I own and all the fabric I have in my stash that can become a lovely wardrobe. Sometimes that thinking has the reverse effect because I feel I have to wait until I am slimmer to start making myself nice things!

To top it off I have caught my son's cold, so I am dosing myself up with home made lemon, honey and ginger - I think it's helping and if not, who cares, it tastes lovely :-)


Heather said...

We may be on opposite sides of the world and in different seasons but it's still transition time for both of us. I don't know about you but I find that a bit unsettling. Getting a cold doesn't help either. After making my coat I would rather just knit or read a book but I need winter clothes and am never satisfied with the way RTW fits me at least in tops. So, I'm just making myself do it. I think there's a saying something like "act and then get inspired". Good luck with whatever you decide upon and I hope you feel well soon.

Heather said...

Come to think of it I think the saying is "act and then get motivated".

kiltsnquilts said...

Thanks Heather, 'act and then get motivated' sounds like a good motto! You may be right about the between seasons thing too, the temps are rising here but we are having a very wet spring with some very cold days in-between. I think I will try to finish my red skirt which will be a good transition piece as it is lined but not too heavy, then make up the pants muslin - if they are going to be too much work with alterations I will leave them for later!

I should be like the Nike ad and 'just do it', I know Lol :-)

Heather said...

You are very observant about the hair, lol. It is just a temporary, wash out color as an experiment. I was getting confused because my eye color is a warm brown and my hair used to be a reddish brown but seemed to be coming in quite silvery. I was concerned that I was clashing or something. But on comparing this picture with a former one I think Mother Nature likely knows what she is doing and natural is likely best after all. Good thing I didn't use a permanent color!