The title pretty much sums up my state of mind. I have a clear plan (in my head) of what sewing I can do to fix my wardrobe blues...in theory, at least. It involves several Renfrews (long-sleeve with cowl), several waterfall cardigans and several pairs of pleated pants similar to the Papercut pattern. Alas, I don't have the funds to buy the fabric required and nothing in my stash is suitable.
T. reminded me last night that I do have fabric and patterns in my stash that go together. Sigh. But that's not what I want/need in my wardrobe right now. Whine, whine, whine.
I'm trying to knuckle under and make something that I'll like and use out of what I have. I have what it takes to make a Colette Beignet skirt. And a Chantilly, but ha!!, I wouldn't wear it for another 9 months. And I have the supplies to make 2 cotton voile shirts and/or tunics.
The shirts require that I tape together the stupid downloaded pattern and I don't really feel up to it. And the Beignet requires that I trace the pattern first and then cut it out so as not to ruin the master. That sucker's expensive so I'm not touching the master!! The thought of the taping and the tracing leaves a bad taste in my mouth, so now I'm back to looking at what I can make.
Well, I have the leftover blue check fabric from the most recent Negroni. I think I could squeeze a shirt for myself out of that. And the fabric matches at least 2 bottoms that I already have in my closet, so I wouldn't be creating an orphan. I may even have buttons already that would match. Hmmm, this is looking like a winner. I'm sure the stripe-matching will go much smoother this time! :P
No doubt I will have talked myself into doing something else a few minutes after I post this. I'm sure I'm not the only one to do that. ;)