I haven't abandoned all hope of finding my missing vintage pattern (the Anne Adams dress).
So, I've bought a similar but different one to indicate what I think of that pattern going into hiding. As I sms-ed to a friend today "it's probably on a tropical island drinking cocktails without me".
One of the reasons I wanted to find it was not just to finally stop procrastinating but to enter the pattern review contest where you use a pattern brand new to you. I've sewn enough years that I've used most of the ones I'm likely to. Though I do have Sewholic Renfrew to hand.
The other reason is that I want to make the dress!
Here's a pic of the new pattern winging it's way through the post to me, also Anne Adams #4483.
And it's my lucky day - I was looking for another ASG group ig could get to on the 2nd Saturday of the month, and Top Ryde meets then as well as on a Tuesday. My motivation is that if I'm at a dedicated space then I get more done than at home where I might procrastinate doing housework (cos that is eternal) or trawling the internets. I know myself well enough that even allowing time for travel, going somewhere else is more productive for a whole day. I'm happy to skip a sewing saturday if something better is on offer, but otherwise why not. In fact I'd love to be able to go somewhere on a Sunday. It comes from living in a bachelor flat ... I'm starting to find it cramped for sewing.