Are you curious about other people’s sewing daydreams? Mainly mine, because I don’t mind sharing my sewing-obsessed thoughts with people who understand? I find that I end up with recurring thoughts, themes and ideas that keep coming back and appearing in my mind when I drift off. Like a song that gets stuck in your head, certain ideas just won’t go away!
Whenever I’m bored, stuck somewhere I don’t want to be, or left alone with my own thoughts I start daydreaming about sewing. You might do the same thing! Stuck in traffic? Start thinking about that perfect skirt pattern. Waiting in line at the grocery store? Pick up the latest Us Weekly or Life & Style and flip through, checking out celebrity outfits. Stuck in a boring work meeting? Think about what you’ll sew the next time you get a chance! (Or maybe not. Probably don’t take work lessons from me, since I march to the beat of my own drum here!)
Here’s what keeps coming up in my sewing daydreams – hey, if I can’t sew everything I want to be sewing, I can always dream!
Mustard yellow. Cardigans, skirts, autumn prints that go with golden yellow. Mustard yellow with teal. Mustard with purple! Mustard with brown. I have a thing for anything mustard these days! I almost picked up a yellow blazer exactly like that one above, but held back.. and now I kind of wish I’d splurged.
Flared skirts. Now that we’re wearing tights (or at least I am, every day!) comfort is important. It’s just not cute to be constantly fighting a bunchy skirt over bunchy tights. And on the same note.. bike-able outfits. It’s a challenge to look cute, feel reasonably professional and still be comfortable enough to ride! Warm enough, but not too warm. I’ve got the shoes thing down, but all of my pants are too long to wear with flats! It doesn’t really matter since I work alone, but I still want to feel cute and put-together. I don’t want all of the accountants and insurance people in their suits to think I’m a slob.
Three-quarter sleeve tops. A soft cotton tee is so cosy, either layered or on its own! I’m thinking of stripes, of solid colours, of knitted cowls for a splash of colour, of fitted blazers layered on top. Isn’t a striped tee shirt the perfect casual-elegant look? I can see the striped tee easily working its way into my work wardrobe – with something like my Sunset Cowl on top. (Which I wear at least three times a week – excellent for cycling, just like I predicted!)
If only I could sew as fast as I dream and plan!
What’s in your sewing daydream? Do you dream about sewing when you’re doing other things too?
PS. It was so interesting to read through all of the comments to yesterday’s post! I’m thinking of tallying up the results to see what the favourite is. From what I remember, it seems like sewist (except that it’s not a real word) and seamstress (except that you don’t want to be confused with those that do it for a living) were the most commonly preferred names. My apologies if you never thought of SEWer like sewer before and I ruined it for you! And this one is just so cute – sewintist. Like scientist! Can we start using that one?