When me and my sister were kids I had the brilliant idea that we would pool our pocket money and save it to buy something special for me, with the idea that we would then pool it to buy something special for her. When it came my sister's turn I didn't think it was such a great idea anymore. She wasn't too obliging about the change of contract from memory.
Something kind of similar has happened with Benjy's play clothes. Now that I've finished my waterproof coat (photographer will oblige at the weekend) I've suddenly lost interest in the idea of his wet weather gear.
What's worse, I have a new piece of fabric and some new patterns to entice me away from good intentions. The retro patterns from Geek Sewing arrived today and they are even more fabulous in the flesh.
The front and back shaping on the dress and jacket pattern is really interesting and I think this will look great made up.
The shirt dress with tie is very clever. The tie covers the centre front zipper. This pattern was meant for my sister, but hey, why break with tradition? She'll have to fight me for it.
Then I bought this fabric I fell in love with at Global Fabrics. Polyester polka dots with dacron fill anyone? Yes please. OK I'm doubting the wisdom of this purchase but it seemed like a fun idea at the time. I'm thinking of making it up into Burda 12-2008-123 because now that I've traced off one Burda coat pattern I'm not scared of them anymore. (Do I need to say without breast pockets? No I didn't think so)
Does anyone have any special tricks for making it easier to apply sewing self discipline?