I was fondling the stash in the search for another blouse fabric for my daughter's SWAP, and was a little distracted.
I have cut out a shirt for my husband from this fabric. It is our wedding anniversary in about 10 days, and I thought he would like me to make him something. (There have been some pointed hints)
It was very boring, cutting this out. The fabric is of lovely quality, from Michael's, and I don't dislike it, but it is just boring. My husband chose it from a swatch, and it has been sitting in the stash for a year or so.
I think sewing the shirt will be boring too. If successful, it will look just like a shirt from the shops when I have finished. Boring.
I am not sure that the virtuous wifely glow from making this shirt will carry me through the project.
In 2004 I bought this fabric, from Ewan Gardams, thinking of making a shirt for my husband.
When I showed it to him, he did not think he would wear it. Too girly maybe?
I am strongly tempted to make him a shirt from this fabric anyway, but am pretty sure it would languish in the wardrobe.
My alternative plan is to make the Tracey Rees sundress from the print fabric, despite the print being completely the wrong colours for me. However, if I start this dress before the shirt I have already cut out, I am unlikely to persevere with the present.
So, instead of sewing the shirt during my 3 hours off work this morning, I have been reading reviews of sundress V1086 whilst knitting a seasonally unsuitable striped scarf.
I will finish something eventually.