I've been trying desperately to organize and figure out 'what's next' for me sewing wise. I've managed to clump my projects into a few categories:
I've had my eye on the Craftsy "Sewing with Knits" class for a little while now, and while I was on vacation it went on SALE so I snapped that puppy up! However, when revewing the materials I saw that it recommended that you have a machine with an adjustable presser foot (which I don't have) and if you didn't that you use a walking foot. Well, I don't have a walking foot, so I had to order one and I'm now waiting for that to come in so I can start the course. Until I finish the course I've put all my knit sewing on hold - may as well do it right.
2) Chiffon (and the like)
I've been going crazy buying chiffon fabrics - seriously. In doing research on sewing with gauzy fabrics like this I found that it's best to have a small hole in your plate so that the fabric doesn't get drug down inside (I had this problem on my 'new' machine when I tried sewing some gauzy fabric before). Sooooo, until I get my singer featherweight back from being serviced (it only sews straight and has a nice small opening) I'll my chiffon projects are on hold
I've kindof bunched these under knits because I suspect that due the fact that I'll be using stretch satin and stretch lace the techniques I learn in my knit class will be important here as well.
4) Other stuff
This is the stuff I'm 'pretty much' ready to work on now -- and the options are still over whelming! I don't know why I'm having such a hard time picking a fabric and a pattern to work on. I really have a hard time figuring out 'will this look good'? And I start stressing out over fit issues - and worrying that it won't come out perfect, and...and...
I know that I just need to make a decision, and cut something!
Besides the boatload of patterns I've been collection (both vintage and standard) I also have Gertie's "bombshell dress" class on craftsy and I want to go through and her book and make all the stuff that's in there!
Oh - and I still need to take pictures of all my recently finished projects - I mean, isn't that what people like seeing the most on a blog? :D (I'll do it this weekend, I swear! I couldn't get my husband to take photos while we were in vegas - I have no idea why he's so weird about taking my picture)
And so... I still don't know what I'm going to work on next! LOL
but, I have been being a good little sewer and pre-washing ALL my fabric so that I don't skip that step any more (a bad impatient habit of mine) and get right to sewing once the inspiration finally hits me.