I am all about simple sewing right now. Give me a project that's not too hard to mess up - a skirt, a knit top, a pattern I've made before. No hot-off-the-press new patterns, no fiddling with fit and absolutely no drafting or grading sizes (ha! - you've got to be kidding).
I just don't have the sewing time I once had, and I certainly don't have the patience (or quite frankly the brain power) for muslins or tackling bodice fit on a dress. My will to sew is fragile, and any failures would leave me incredibly disheartened. I'm also finding that it's the basic items that reach for again and again when I'm getting dressed. A couple of simple A-line skirts are firm favourites and I'm keen to make a few more. When reading blogs, I find I'm really drawn to reading about simple and practical everyday dressing too.
I'm sure things will change at some point, and I hope my ventures into practical sewing won't be boring to read about, but it would be untrue to pretend I'm interested in any complex projects right now. I am genuinely excited about sewing things that I know I'll be wearing frequently.
At the minute, sewing simple things suits my lifestyle and frame of mind. What about you?
Skirt from vintage Butterick pattern, blogged here