Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Okay, okay, stop making gagging noises. I joined Weight Watchers today. Earlier this week Andrea mentioned that she signed up and asked if anyone wanted to be her weight loss buddy. Seeing as I am killing myself working out at the gym it seems ridiculous not to
So what does this mean for sewing? Obviously there is no point in making clothes for me, as I have a lot of weight to lose and nothing I can get into now will even come close when I am at my goal weight. I have some ideas.
I am pretty much taken care of in the pj department for now. I think I will make a caftan from some rayon in the stash, to wear around the house, it would be lovely and cool for summer. We usually get a couple of weeks of high 30's (95 to 102 F) here and wearing as few clothes as possible is a joy. I have some waffle weave cotton which would be perfect for a summer robe, so that goes on the list too. I have McCalls 5985 OOP, it's a capelet, which looks like fun, and completely different from anything I have and it wouldn't have to fit. So another goes on the list.
For The Husband I have some red and white maple leaf cotton which is suitable for a scrub for Canada Day, he has around 25 scrubs so no more is needed there unless I come across some fabric at the thrift store.
S (rubber duck pj friend, love that description), is always cold, except when it is too hot to breathe and then she is comfortable, so she needs a really warm bathrobe, I have Burda 2653 which has a hood and is floor length. It will be a fun project as I plan on making it from fleece and I am going to use what I have on hand so I will be piecing the fleece together. I am hoping for a sort of subdued sophisticated Koos look, not a homespun piecework effect.
Maple Leaf scrub for The Husband-due date of July 1
Caftan and summer bathrobe for moi
Capelet for moi
Warm (and possibly strange looking) hooded bathrobe for S
Possibly capelet for S
Am I the only one who finds it helpful to regurgitate their thoughts about sewing plans on their blogs? I have been dithering about this for a few days now, and now that it is in black and white it seems so clear. Or is writing your plans cursing them? What is that saying, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans?