2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

September 4, 2011

I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER...

PLAN:  scheme, design, way of doing things. 

It's taken me some time to get it together, but in the scheme of things, I do love it when a plan comes together.  It's all about my attempt to break the slump I've been in.   I've concluded that because of:
  • my lack of planning,
  • my trying to do too many things at once, coupled with
  • my sewing room disorder
eventually contributed to the project indecisiveness that threw me into this sewing slump.  Thank God for self-analysis, and it's free too.

That being said, I'm ready to unveil my little "snap back scheme":


A  3 Piece MINI WARDROBE CAPSULE
Two knit tops with one pair coordinating TNT pants.

Simple, yes I know, but it will give me two outfits that can be added to later - this is just a little jump start.  Sometimes a big plan is just too much for me to handle.  It not only overwhelms, but at times gives me a good case of sewing paralysis.   I mentally cannot handle coordinating six, nine or twelve fabrics and patterns right now.  But, I've been able to manage three fabrics and patterns.  I had to go back to an old adage that I use to lean on, that being "you CAN eat an elephant - just take one bit at a time".

IT'S ALL IN THE BAG(S)

Now to put the scheme in motion...

16 comments:

  1. I know what you are feeling. I'll be back fron vacation next week. Hopefully I can get my own jumpstart going!

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  2. Great scheme. Can't wait to see the 3 pieces completed.

    That must be my problem too- I never plan well, I do too many things all at once, and my sewing room is definitely not in order! Order in the room would probably be my best approach. I just don't know where to start on that!

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  3. I love that Vogue top - considering going to get it while on sale. I also love the zip lock baggie method of organizing. I have retreat coming up next month and need to start getting organized for that. Happy sewing - your 3 pieces will be fabulous together. g

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  4. looking good Faye, can't wait to see your new tops, I love the vogue cowl neck one

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  5. So excited for your next projects! Especially since we have selected the same Simplicity pattern for a top! And, you've amazed me again by having cut it out already!

    I'd be jealous, but I'm more excited to see you organize your projects in clear baggies like I do. I like the fabric you've selected, and look forward to seeing it completed! Happy Sewing...

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  6. Sometimes some easy knits are what is called for! I can't wait to see how the cowl neck top comes out. I've been eyeing that pattern.

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  7. Sounds like a great plan to me Faye!

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  8. Looks like you have some real winners, love all your fabric choice. BTW you got all your pattern choices I just need your mailing address.

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  9. This sounds like a great plan. I would do well to follow your lead. I need new trousers for Autumn/Winter badly. I haven't sewn a stitch since July. I will probably start back into sewing by finishing some ufos.

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  10. The first top looks great with the cowl neck. Is that a new Vogue pattern?

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  11. I know what you mean about trying to do too many things at once, that can often lead to nothing being done :) I like your plan.

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  12. What a way to develop a good plan. Sometimes it pays to reduce the goal and the stress. Can't wait to see the finished pieces!

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  13. It's a really good plan! I need a plan, too; I'm floundering about with indecision here, partially due to the changing season, and partially due to our Thor. Thanks so much for offering your condolences; it means a lot to me.

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  14. Nice pattern choices! I like the idea of a teeny coordinated wardrobe. I can never stick with large plans.

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  15. That is a great plan for getting you mojo on. Starting off with small projects helps.

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  16. Great idea! You'll get to wear them right away and that will get you motivated.
    Can't wait to see the results!

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