Too much fabric. Not enough time. I distinctly remember writing about how I tried not to hoard fabric, and here I am, hoarding fabric. It’s just, I have the best intentions, and I had projects in mind for these fabrics when I bought them six months ago. Still, here they sit, unfolded and unsewn because I have no time to sit and play.
That fabric on the far left, by Leah Duncan, is my current favorite. I thought I wanted to make a dress out of it, but it’s pretty loud, so I think I’ll make a full skirt using Gertie’s tutorial. Wouldn’t that be fun for the sumer? Is it still technically summer in August? Maybe I’ll have it finished by then.
The middle fabric, made by Amy Butler’s husband David, was supposed to magically turn into a pair of curtains. Nope, no curtains. I’m just too afraid to cut into it because I don’t know if we’ll be living here a year from now. I’m sure Mr. Butler wouldn’t want me to degrade his beautiful work on a rental window. Instead, his fabric can live in a box untouched until we move into forever home some time in 2026.
That Amy Butler fabric was a complete impulse purchase from Sewn Studio in Cincinnati. It was the first time I’d seen it in person, and I knew I would regret it if I didn’t buy a couple of yards while I was there. I think I want to make a seat cushion for my sewing chair. See how the fabric matches my cute Anthropologie button drawer-pulls? I’m obsessed.
I hope you’re having more sewing success than I am. I’ll leave you with a photo of my sweet Charlie. He doesn’t mind if I don’t get any thing done. In fact, he’d probably prefer it that way. Have a wonderful week! —Emily