There was a time when I would stop on the way home from work on Friday, buy a pattern and fabric, spend a happy weekend sewing, and wear a new outfit to work on Monday. Now I don't have to leave the house to go to work, I can wear whatever I like, and I have (theoretically) a lot more time. To waste--spinning my wheels trying to make up my mind. Let me show you why.
2. I go through my fabric stash to see if I already have something that I could use. I really like the aqua-colored fabric in the picture above and I certainly have enough of it. But... maybe there's something else out there I'd like better. I spend 2 hours going to my favorite sewing sites--FabricMart. com and Fabric.com--and, though I don't find anything nicer, I spend $75 on other stuff I have to have.
3. I do not have a pattern for this so I start searching online for a similar pattern. This one is kind of like it except it doesn't have a pattern either. But I love that hood. So I start searching for asymmetrical hooded jackets and wind up pinning ten more things to Pinterest.
4. I find a similar design and it has a downloadable pattern in PDF format. YAY!!!
5. I locate the web site and find the PDF--it's not in English but I can work around that. I spend several hours fiddling around with the pattern, adjusting it to fit me and then think that I love the hood but am not crazy about the sleeves. This goes on all day.
As I am writing this it is 5:10 p.m. on Sunday and I have yet to go into my lovely sewing room. I have everything I need. Except a really cool button. I think this deserves a really cool button.
I usually find cool buttons on eBay. See you later.
Thanks for reading.