Okay, so technically it's not cold around here yet. I think the high for today was in the mid 80's. But seeing as it's already October, I thought I'd do the semi-annual changing of the seasons with my fabrics and patterns. I have too much, you see, to keep it all out in neat piles or drawers, and have to put the warm stuff away to wait for next spring. Happily it only took up 1 and a half bins.
I unpacked all my winter stuff that I either didn't get to last year or bought on sale at the end of last winter. It was so much fun! I felt like I was greeting old friends I hadn't seen in awhile.
I did notice a trend, though. There are a lot of jackets waiting to be made. Two pants, a few tops, a hand full of dresses, and the rest jackets. In six drawers of fabric!
I have decided that in order to not carry over all the same things year after year, I'm really going to have to get after those jackets. The plan is to make at least one each month, if not two. I actually don't mind making them. Most things that are fitted and lined seem to turn out great for me. But it does take extra time and I think I've been making easier things for the last year or so.
Here is my sad sad array of jackets, all made by me. (I don't think I've ever actually bought a RTW jacket, come to think of it.) The zebra and the white linen (an orphan) on the left are short sleeve and the black quilt-look on the right is the only long sleeved.
Have any of you done the old switch-a-roo lately? Got any major sewing plans in the works?