I know I'm not the only one who thinks too much about certain projects before they dive in. Naturally this worsens when the fabric feels extra special or if it is extra pricey. I feel a little more pressure than usual with my recent Tessuti purchase of this fabric, which is pictured on the right.
When I was growing up my mum used to have the most amazing handmade, rainbow striped lurex jacket. She made it, along with way too many matchy-matchy outfits for us kids, and I remember loving it. It was her "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" (We used to be so nerdy with musicals). I tried to find a photo of it the other day, but it appears most of our family photos from the 80's are hard to find.
Anyway, I almost feel that this will be my shiney jacket for special occasions, which is probably why I'm stressing and thinking about it so much. I really sound weird writing that...
So this is where I need some advice from you, my lovely, thoughtful readers. I really like my recent test of McCalls 6711 and think this is a nice classic style that should stand the test of time. But then I also really like Erika B's New Look 6231 and there's the yet-to-be released Grainline Morris blazer. What should I do? Stick to the safe McCalls 6711 or perhaps a more girly peplum jacket or a more modern style? Please tell me!
On a side note: I really want to try my version of Kwik Sew 3609 but I have lost the instructions. Would anyone be able to photograph their instructions and send it through to me?
Also, this is a long shot, but just incase anyone is sitting on some of this and don't know what to do with it. I'd love to get my hands on a remnant of this Tessuti swimwear fabric.
Talk soon - I have many more things to show you!