Sewing with Attitude

Thank you all for your enthusiasm for my simple coat, my spinning and my birthday.
And your kind words of comfort and encouragement for FL.

Life continues apace.  Another week has passed and I have not hit the “publish” button, despite a few attempts to drag my thoughts out into the world.
So let’s have another try.

Sewing… what’s next?

I am having kittens about this dress from Poetry.  It is made of impractical lightweight wool and costs £139.
And the more I look at it, the more I fear it looks like a nightshirt.
But imagine the same in a plain teal herringbone flannel…?
Ooh yeah!
I am on to it. 

I had a minor splurge in the Village Haberdashery sale today, and bought some beautiful plain-coloured jersey to make three long-sleeved tops.
Practical, some would say boring.

Rather less pedestrian inspiration has hit me in the form of Vogue 8813:

Have you see what IvyArch has done with this pattern?  Wow!
I am on the lookout for warm, drapey fabric with an interesting print.
Any recommendations?

I am trying not to over-commit myself by building up my fabric and pattern stash.
Sewing feels more difficult in the winter.
But that is the wrong attitude!
I need to let my inspiration lead me where it wants to go.