The Yarn Harlot (funny knitting blog, amusing even for non-knitters) writes of "startitis" in which a knitter compulsively casts on for multiple projects at a time rather than calmly working on and finishing those already in process. I'm sure there is a version for sewing, although perhaps it is a bit less common. I think I've had the knitting version in a mild dose.
Is there an opposite condition? Finishitis, finishista, finish-it-up-itis? Whatever, there is nothing like the high that comes from a week during which multiple projects were finished. To wit: one blouse, one pair of cropped pants, and one cardigan. Or by category: sewing (2); knitting (1). It doesn't sound so grand when I go by the numbers, does it - kind of disappointing. However, I refuse to be dejected.
Because it is cool and wet here today, I am not quite up to modelling all my new pieces as they are very summery. However, a couple of days ago I took pictures of my first-to-be-finished item, a modern take on my personal "vintage" pattern, Vogue 2281.
The fabric is very smooth and light (silk-cotton). I interfaced with silk organza and I'm proud of the completely finished interior of this shirt. To the right, you can see the encased lower seam of the pockets (built into the yoke) and the finished edge of the facing.
Except for sewing on the buttons, the shirt is entirely done by machine. The hem is a machined baby hem.
All materials are from my stash, including the perfectly coloured buttons.