Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I can't stop thinking about clothes.


I really can't. Everywhere I go, I feel like my eyes are out on sticks checking out people's clothes. I lie awake in bed thinking about pleats and darts and different ways of constructing things. I absent-mindedly make things out of napkins at the table, trying to figure out an idea that's been buzzing around in my head. In short, I think sewing is taking over my life.

Yeah. So, there up above are a few of my recently acquired patterns. Looking forward to sewing them up - I'm particularly keen on the coat and the top at the bottom left. Just got to find the time to do it.

Anyhoo...there's a dress I've recently finished that I'm totally pleased with, but due to the darkness in the evenings when my resident photographer returns home from work, it'll have to wait until the weekend. Until then, I'll just have to settle for documenting my increasing mania for making stuff. Sleep? For the weak. I think I'll just stay up and sew instead ;-)


  1. I often find myself oggling other people's knitted jeresys, scarves etc. Eyeing up the cables, the colour, and then coming home to jot ideas down. I think I'm probably not as a discreet oggler as I think I am, perhaps I need to work on my technique.

  2. I'm doing the same thing. I'm travelling a lot for business at the moment and I sit on the plane making endless lists of what I want to sew. I look at everything people are wearing and quietly analyse the construction techniques. I dream clothes. I think it has to stop.

  3. I can't wait to see those patterns made up .. they are going to totally suit your style and figure.

  4. So I'm not the only one. I have designs flash in front of my eyes when I go to sleep. I literally dream about fabrics. At my bookclub recently someone aksed me what I thought about some aspect of the book, as I looked so thoughtful, and I had to confess that I was actually thinking about fabric.