There is something dotty going on in Blogland. As I was in the final stages of finishing my new Kay Unger Vogue dress I noticed that several of my English friends had posted their spotted frocks.
The lovely Jane from Handmade Jane made a Ruby dress, while Tilly and Buttons posted an equally sensational New Look 6000.
I just love everything about this dress - the fit is great, the silky lining makes it extremely comfortable to wear and surprisingly crisp looking after 12 hours in the office. I originally bought this fabric with wide legged casual pants in mind, but it has been in my stash for while and that trend came and went. I'd glad I went ahead with dress - its classic and can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion.
My sewing productivity hasn't been so great lately. I've just completed a major assignment at work so hopefully will have more energy/motivation to stitch. I'm not one for SWAPs but like Robin I am thinking small sets - a dress, a top, a bottom and a jacket, then sew something that is just for fun - perhaps a kaftan or a swim suit. I've boxed together some fabrics and patterns for this purpose. The current set includes this dress, a cream ponte jacket, a burnt orange knit top, a black ponte pencil skirt and for fun, a border print kaftan top. Can you believe that I have six other sets outlined on my computer?
I have so much fabric and many many patterns, so I'll need to be more disciplined in 2013. Work through the stash and buy no more until I do. I've decided having a big stash is a bit of an impediment to a coordinated wardrobe. I have bits of this and bits of that, all gorgeous and good quality but the colours and styles are eclectic.
So I are my friends in cyberland is a stash a good idea?
Happy sewing, and all the best for the festive season.