The Short List
I’m not done unpacking yet, but I’m close enough and have done most of the immediate needs boxes that I took a break last night and vegged in front of the tv with a glass of wine. I did walk to my bedroom quite a few times though to admire my Ikea handiwork. For those who are interested, I bought and built the Bjursta table which has two leaves and opens up to a full 86 and 5/8th inches. Don’t you just love that they added a seam allowance to the table? This table was destined to be my sewing table!
Tonight is a different story though. I am going to work on the first item on my short list of makes to make. (I love the British term “make” for a sewn garment!) Jack’s curtains have been moved up to the top of the list as they are urgently needed to make his room look complete. I have the fabric (an extra top sheet from his bedding in orange jersey) and full size mattress pad (for insulating and added darkness). Jack is a cute kid, but has the annoying tendency to wake at first light. He’s very photo-sensitive and requests his sunglasses or asks that the shade be drawn at the slightest hint of sunlight. At first I thought I would only make two rectangles and top stitch the edges. Now, I think I might quilt it for added drape and interest. I have some aqua blue thread that would match his other bedding elements, so it would tie the room in nicely I think. The only detail I can’t figure out is how I would quilt it. Just diamonds or squares or stripes? Anyone have an opinion? I can’t get too fancy. I do want to finish these in an evening because I have other projects or makes vying for my attention.
Speaking of which, here is my short list:
- Jack’s curtains
- Katie’s birthday dress which is half constructed
- Thor’s seersucker pants which are just theoretical right now
- My S2614 blouse, again, half constructed
- A navy suit, pattern as yet to be determined.
I’m so excited to start sewing in my new designated sewing area. It looks so roomy and comfy! CAN’T. WAIT.