My friends, I have discovered a new sewing term: Theoretical Clothes. You may wonder what it means. Well, my friends, that is my new name for my stash.
You see, in theory, these pieces of fabric can be made into clothes that I or the recipient can wear. Ergo theoretical clothes.
The last week or so, I have been thinking about all the things I want/need to make by Christmas. Here’s my list:
- Knit Jack’s mittens
- Knit Jack’s annual sweater (maybe)
- 6 lined tote bags for gifts
- Finish my fall coat
- 5 kids pj’s for Christmas gifts
- Find, fit and make TNT pants and jacket for a suit
Considering how long it takes to fit a pattern, how long it takes to tailor a coat or a jacket, and generally how slow of a sewist I am, I feel a slight desperation about my ability to accomplish all that I want to do. I know my theoretical clothes (aka stash) is small compared to others, but it is still way too much for what I can actually make in the time that I have to sew. And that depresses me a little.
My day job is getting in the way of my sewing.
Anyhoo, just wanted to share my new sewing term with you. I didn’t get to work on my coat last night as my mom is visiting. I hope I will have some sewing time this weekend, but I am not sure it will happen.
My toast to you all: May you have lots of sewing time!
P.S. I accidentally bought some more fabric from the Fabricmartfabrics.com sale and I received an email from Elliott Berman about their amazing sale. I’m doomed!