12/15/11

Pattern Scenario





... Cut pants pattern and have enough fabric to make a jacket.   Pull a few jacket patterns to pick from.... ok a dozen . You like all the styles... of course you do....because you purchased them.   Now... to narrow down to just one.... because only one can be sewn at a time... right...




 Now on to the process of elimination ....





              • Hip length or thigh length
              • Lining or unlined
              • Collar or No collar
              • 3/4 Sleeve or long Sleeves
              • 2 piece sleeve or 1 piece
              • 1 Button or 5 buttons
              • Pattern Fabric Options: Woven or stretch fabric
              • Fitted or loose fitting
              • 3 pattern pieces or 10 pattern pieces


How do you deal with pattern selecting.... is it hair-raising or

 

do you always have a well planned out sewing agenda....

12 comments:

del said...

Ha ha, neither for me since I'm such a terrible seamstress, but those photos are hilarious!

Mary said...

I am a totally organized sewist, who works out a wardrobe plan for EACH SEASON, orders and displays swatches, always sews each element of a wardrobe pattern....hahahaaaaaa I am such a liar!! Currently my sewing room has 6 tee shirt patterns floating around. Basic, no frills tees. I am trying to decide which pattern and which color and which fabric and and and

Good luck :-)

Minnie said...

Well I am useless in helping you decide but I'll be waiting to see what ever it is you choose. Good luck.

Clio said...

I'm a bit more of a free spirit when it comes to choosing projects, which is odd since I'm so very organized in most other areas of my life. But with sewing, it's all about what inspires me next. I have yet to get on the SWAP bandwagon and every time I try to set out a plan I immediately change course to sew a passion project. That said, once I pick a project, I stick with it.

marysews said...

My method of selecting what to sew next is similar to the concept of throwing things I like onto the top of a pile. The problem with that is that sometimes the whole pile gets put away. After that I "get" to start all over.

I am currently working on a skirt, and I really will finish it before something else takes over.

Faye Lewis said...

Especially in jacket making the number of pattern pieces usually play an important part for me. 8, 10, 12 pieces are alright with me, but when it gets into 17, 20 and up for get it. Of course I more than likely do a lining.

Irene said...

I always have a plan, which does not mean that I actually follow the plan. If I managed to follow the plan, I would not have fabrics that have been lying around for years, waiting to become particular garments. Life happens. Plans go askew. There are always the projects (sewing or otherwise) that seem to creep into the "plan" and mess up my great organized queue.

MAD14kt said...

Sheila Baby, you know you can handle this..now call me if you need to Biggie Size It, LOL :)

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

I usually have an agenda that I don't follow. I think if my sewing skills were improved I would follow my agenda. When I don't follow my plan, it's because I'm having an issue with fitting. I get discouraged after 50 million attempts and want to try something else.

toy said...

I think you do a wonderful job with your pattern selection, you always make things that looks great on your body type.
Pattern selection has always come easy for me because I buy patterns I know I will make, not just because its pretty and I want to own them, lol
Believe it or not, that takes away alot of the dilemma.
So, its just a matter of, how much time I want to spend on making the item, if I have everything on hand to make it and the event its being made for- which is usually just soemthing new to wear to work. Good Luck!

Myra said...

Oh my goodness this is a funny post!! Unfortunately, I'm like the hair raising woman more than I care to admit! Sometimes, it's a smooth transition from thought, to pattern and finally the creation. But believe you me, it doesn't happen very often!

c-ing said...

LOL. Too funny. Why not throw them all up in the air and whatever lands face up, that's what you use. Keep eliminating until you're down to one. That's the way I do my bills.