A few months ago SewingPatterns.com had a Vogue sale and there were two or three patterns that I wanted but I kept procrastinating, thinking, I really don’t need those, and reminding myself that I have patterns I haven’t used yet, and so the sale ended. Well now they’re having a Vogue sale again as I knew they would which is part of the reason that I didn’t order anything before – I knew I’d have another chance. And so the process starts again – “Oooo pretty! I want that.” “You don’t need it silly. Just quit looking at that site.” “Okay, maybe next sale.”
I really liked 1171 but there’s a big difference between liking something and feeling comfortable wearing it and I’ve about convinced myself that this one is not for me. And then there’s 8577 which is very cute in the illustration and it has pockets but one would need to have an actual waistline to look good in it. (Which is probably true of 1171 too)
There are several more Vintage Vogue dress patterns that are making my heart sing while my head keeps saying, “Oh no you don’t. Just stop looking.” Also, Erin has been having a long running love affair with 8728 and at first I was not interested at all but the more I see it the more I think, “Hmmmm… I wonder how that would look on me.” But I don’t see it listed this time and maybe that’s a good thing.
But that’s not all. Today is the last day of the Burda sale at SewingPatterns.com and for some reason 7949 is speaking to me. But I don’t think I have any striped fabric in the stash. (You see how it gets out of hand, don’t you?) Of course there’s that waistline thing again. 7798 is kinda cute too but on me? Not sure. I’d have to lengthen it of course but that’s not a big deal. Burda also has a couple of blazer style jackets that I’m interested in and I do sort of need one of those. (“Need” being a fairly flexible term, you understand.)
Last year (spring? summer?) I saw this fabric that I instantly fell in love with and had to have. I liked it so much I bought enough for a dress. Now, I’m not exactly having buyer’s remorse but I’m in a mild panic regarding what to do with it. The print is insects, birds and flowers, which isn’t so bad but the background is very pink. I love pink and I’m not afraid to wear it but this fabric is very little-girly so I’m wondering what I can do with it so it doesn’t look like I went shopping in the toddler department of a store on the giants’ planet. I suppose I could just make a top and use the leftover fabric in a quilt for Project Linus. (Saving it for a future granddaughter would certainly insure that I never have one. That’s just the way the universe works.)
The good thing about all this, is that wanting stuff usually inspires me to work on stuff I already have. But then working on and finishing stuff tempts me to look at more stuff so you see, it’s a dangerous circle.