Shopping Without A Plan.
Two years ago I discovered sewing with a plan. I organized my stash, listed everything (patterns and fabrics), shopped with my list, and made garments that all coordinated but didn't necessarily look good together. The "outfits" were just a little off. Last fall I decided to stick to one or two color schemes, make what I liked and then backtrack to see if it fit into a SWAP. No lists just a few sketches as my guide. I don't really know if this worked as I only finished about 1/3 of the garments I had planned. This spring I've completely reverted to my old ways. The result so far has been one wader, and five days of coming home ready to sew but no production. I go to my sewing area and don't have any idea where to start. Today I scanned all my summer fabric so I could look at them all together (I was surprised how quick the process was). What I realized is that almost everything I have was purchased to make clothes for work...and work ends on Wednesday. And if you haven't figured it out already, well, just look at all those prints! Last night I made a pair of shorts, orange shorts. Yes, orange shorts! Sheesh.
Here's the current, um, "plan".
Your suggestions are welcome. Just remember, 1. I'm looking at spending the next three months in SAHM mode, 2. I've got to do some more sewing before I can buy any more fabric because I'm out of storage space.