It’s sort of muggy out, the perfect weather for lazing around and getting absolutely nothing done.
I managed to be a huge bum all morning but then had a surge of productivity. No idea where it came from but I hope it lasts. Up until now I’ve tried to update the blog more frequently than not, but I think the utter lack of organization has kind of led to sporadic posts followed by nothing for a week, followed by sporadic posts. Not exactly what I’m going for.
Luckily I happened upon this blog, and particularly this blog post and decided that a blog calendar is the way forward. Sidenote: I have no idea why I’ve never thought of this. Other sidenote: I could never in a million years pull off purple/blue hair but holy crap it looks amazing on her.
So I spent about half an hour writing out posts I’ve had in the back of my mind that I keep forgetting about when I actually sit down to write. And then I another half hour writing post-its for projects I keep meaning to finish and put those post-its on the second half of the month to give me some time to finish them. And now I have to finish them or bloggy will be sad and empty. It’s a win-win.
On a semi-related note, I may be guilty of jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon. In my defense, it’s SO helpful for keeping all of the sewing ideas/DIY/tutorials I run into in one accesible place!
Here’s some stuff I’m excited to try:
I thrifted a dress a while ago that I’ve been wanting to alter but wasn’t sure how. I think this might be a winner.
I printed out the Colette Sorbetto pattern a while ago and have been meaning to play around with it. I keep getting distracted by a tiny voice in my brain that keeps yelling “MAKE ALL THE DARLING RANGES!”
Anyway, this was one of the variations I wanted to try. I love how flowy and summer it looks with the gathers instead of just one front pleat. I’d wear this with summery cardigans and denim shorts.
This pattern is available for free on Burdastyle and I’ve had it for literally five years. I’m not exaggerating. I rediscovered it yesterday and now I really want to make it but I might add a skirt to turn it into a dress.
I’ve been on the lookout for lace appliques like these so I can make these shorts. I’m so in love. LOVE.
In other news, I need to go buy colored post-its.