Anyway! I'm still struggling to sew, so here's some more fabric! I'm hoping that getting some ideas will help get my brain back in the right space. None of this is particularly precious, so I'm quite happy to take a punt on something.
Here we go:
Please excuse wrinkles. I had to pull this out of my ironing pile to photograph it. This is a silky viscose (very slightly more grey-blue in real life) that I was planning to use for a pyjama jacket and trousers set, but I wasn't keen on the tests and also I have to acknowledge that I will probably never wear a pyjama jacket. I still think this probably needs to be loungewear, but I'm not quite sure what. I have 5m of this, so there's room to do something a bit ridiculous.
Another viscose (it's slightly hairy? I'm not quite sure how to describe it, but it's definitely got a bit of weight to it) that I am totally stumped by. It doesn't look great next to my face, so most dress patterns are out, and I worry that with the wrong style of garment I'll end up looking... older than I am but trying to look younger than I am, if that makes sense. I have 3m of this.
I already made a dress out of this a couple of years ago, but I ended up with a 2m remnant that I've never matched to a pattern. It's a sweater knit, pretty fluffy, I keep hoping I'll find something more interesting to do with it than just a bog-standard jumper. It's now been in my stash since winter 2017, though, so I'd like to get it used up.
This is an Abakhan find. It's a pink-silver rib knit (not quite as shiny as it appears here, but does have flecks of glitter thread in it), and there's about 1.5m of it. I bought it because I thought it would go with a lot of the colours I already wear, but then keep questioning whether or not it will actually suit me. I think I'm looking for a top not a dress here.
Again from the "completely stumped" files: this is a knit, very soft but not overly stretchy, and there's just over 1m of it. I got this from a remnant sale because it was pretty and soft, but I have never had one single idea for what it could be. Do I just make cushion covers and have done with it?
This is not a great photo (it's a loose-ish weave black sweater knit from Abakhan), and I already know what I want to do with it, but I cannot find the pattern. Does anyone know of a good cowl-neck sweater dress pattern? I'm struggling to find cowl neck patterns at all, let alone the sweater dress I have in mind. The only one I know of is the Sew Over It cowl neck pattern, and that one has no shape and makes me look like a pillowcase.
Any ideas you have for any of the above gratefully received! I really want to get some semblance of my sewjo back. I cut out the Closet Case Patterns free pouf the other day, mostly because I'd quite like to get my bags of scraps used up, but I know it's going to have to be clothing to get things going properly again. Damn you, Past Jen, using up all your easy projects at once.
Regardless of sewjo, I can always write, so I will be posting something on Monday as usual. A lot of people have told me this has been helpful for them, so I'm going to keep it up as long as I can!