Today’s first world problem is how to pack for the big move. I have lots of decisions to make and things to do, like:
- Culling all the paperwork and mail from the last year
- Deciding if I can finally let go of the large box of voice lesson tapes after carting them around from apartment to apartment for 11+ years
- Coming to terms with the fact that Jack is able to let go of his train set, but that I cannot yet
- Choosing what can sit on a truck for 3-4 weeks and what I absolutely must take with me on the plane
Of course, my most urgent priority is deciding which sewing paraphernalia I am going to take on the plane with me. Duh! What did you think it would be? I am making a mental list of theoretical clothes to take, but it keeps getting longer and longer and then I have to also bring whatever notions I will need to make the theoretical a reality.
This morning I went through my patterns and fabric to see what I wanted to work on right away when I get to San Diego. So far I have come up with the following list to be made in this order:
1. Haley’s and Chloe’s birthday dresses in coordinating fabrics bought from P&S fabrics. I am going to make simple shirred bodices with bias tube shoulder straps and maybe add some trim at the hem.
2. Maxi dress (no pattern, just a rectangle with elastic casings) a la what Meg just sewed.
3. Jack’s Lightning McQueen jammies. I’m not sure which pattern yet, but I want it to be pullover and may use an interlock knit for part of the top half.
4. The Kelly green skirt (finally!) using V1247, the Rachel Comey skirt.
5. Another B5454 wrap dress, this time with an FBA using one of my border prints. Can’t decide which one yet.
A pleated skirt with the ikat fabric from Gayfeather Fabrics in Madison WI, probably V8127, which is OOP apparently.
7. The V1297 dress using a striped knit from Mood.
I have a ton more I want to add to the list, but I think I might not have room for our already made clothes. I am planning on carrying on my serger and my coverstitch machine on the plane. Am I nuts?
Don’t answer that.