Of course, I could argue that there are many other reasons why I sew; I enjoy the creative process, it is instantly rewarding in ways that my day-to-day job is not, I now have a wardrobe of clothes that fit me unlike what I can buy in a store. My sewing regret has more to do with the opportunity cost of having used a piece of fantastic fabric for something less than desirable. It's rarely about the lost time in the process (I've recently learned that if there is something I don't really want to sew, I should just buy it... Dear Reader, I bought a suit after much mulling over what kind of suit to sew and realizing that I'd rather just sew cute casual clothing) but the thought that I could have used that lovely fabric to make this other awesome thing.
Why this deep and digging post today? I traced off two patterns from the March 2010 Burda issue. The first is 118b, a loose fitting top that is made up in a jersey. I am a little leery of this pattern because it looks completely different on the model than it does in the garment photo. See?
Interesting draping going on with the model...
I am thinking to make this up in a light and drapey DVFesque print. Here is DVF's Asher Tiger dress, my fabric has similar print but is cotton weave instead of silk jersey.
I've traced out the pattern, made petite adjustments, and now have cold feet. Does this happen to you too? A little hesitancy when it comes to project commitment, no matter how small?
In other news, the other top I've traced out is 124, which I plan to make from a poly sheer that's been in my stash for a few years. I think it will be the perfect summer top for work.