A Thoughtful Plan

Johnny-Come-Lately, Late to the Party… call me what you will but I’d like to announce that I’m finally – like every other woman and her sewing machine – on Pinterest. This was inspired by two main things. Firstly, I’m pretty sure everyone else in the entire first world has Pinterest (mostly it would seem to plan upcoming nuptials or to share pictures of tattoos).


And secondly, because I’ve been reading The Colette Sewing Handbook. Let me explain. Serai says that there are five important principles when sewing. At the top of the list she has A Thoughtful Plan. I have to say, I find this to be a very challenging concept. Normally I’m a bit slapdash. I buy patterns and fabrics that I like but don’t necessarily have a plan for them when they are bought. I don’t know whether I’ll make that fabric into a dress or a skirt and I like that dress pattern but I don’t know whether I’ll make it as a summer dress or an evening dress.

So the idea of having a thoughtful plan is a challenging one for me


I intend on using Pinterest to help me to actually plan the things that I sew. I’m going to set up my boards so that they are each of something that I’d like to make – particularly the big projects. For example I’ve *just* starting making a board for winter coat ideas. Last year I attempted to make a cape which may still be selvaged, but I can’t help thinking If I was a bit more organised it would have worked out better.

So the long and the short of that post was to say – watch this space – Coat 2013


7 thoughts on “A Thoughtful Plan”

  1. Love Pinterest! I never thought to look at it that way; I may have to take your idea and start creating project-specific boards!

    Also, I just got the Colette handbook in the mail the other day, but haven’t started yet (I’m reading Sew Everything Workshop byt Diana Rupp)


    1. Yes well i am a newby to Pinterest so this may not be the best way to organise ideas but it made sense to me! That’s exciting your handbook arrived! I got the same book for Christmas had have many plans for the patterns.


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