Okay, so because of Mario's insane work schedule, I get the luxury of lots and lots of uninterrupted sewing time for the next 10 days. Which means something more involved than shirts for him (which I've been doing, just need to take photos) or something summery and stretchy for me.
That much time calls for a jacket.
But which one?
There's this moss green eyelet corduroy which I bought in March 2007 at Reine while we were in Paris. It's been wanting to be a jacket ever since I bought it, and I've changed projects about 6 times without taking scissors to it. But it may be time. I think it might want to be BWOF 4/09 #115. (I waited until Dawn sewed it up to make sure I still liked it; she also did it in cord, which was even better - thanks, Dawn!). I even have the perfect matching green dome buttons for it.
Then there's the Hotpatterns Riviera Cardigan, which I want to make in black. I need a black jacket to keep in the office to replace the ratty black sweater which I wear entirely too often because it's always entirely too cold at work. Not only does the Riviera Cardigan look like it would work with almost anything, and so should be made in black (along with other colors), but that would be the perfect opportunity to test drive it. I don't make a lot of Hotpatterns, and the black could act as a wearable muslin.
So what should I do first - use the fabric that's been waiting the longest, or make the jacket that will get worn the most?
I'm open to opinions because my brain just can't wake up and make a decision.