With Me Made May behind me, I’m sitting at home (almost recovered from the WORST case of jetlag ever) wondering, “What’s next?” Not unlike a lot of other MMM participants, I realized I have a lot of gaps in my wardrobe.
My dream wardrobe consists of flirty, simple dresses and sleek trousers so I plan on making those. I also love comfy shirts so those are getting added to the must-sew list as well.
Before I left for Virginia I had a strong desire to start a project that would take me some extra time and not be banged out in a day. I’m not sure what that is but I’ll be looking through my patterns and deciding soon. But I have to admit, I can’t get the idea of making jeans out of my head.
Many, many thanks to the lovely comments everyone left for me while I was away. I so appreciated them
May is getting closer and closer and it brings a long ago booked holiday (Crete!). I thought it was still far in the future but…nope. It sneaked up on me and my plans to sew my vacation wardrobe might be thwarted. Might! I still have time to make a handful of pieces. Assuming I get the fit okay I hope to pack these (mostly button-up) beauties in my suitcase:
I totally jumped on the Lobster fabricbandwagon . Freya and I were browsing on Goldhawk Road recently and we instantly snapped some up when we saw it. I settled to make it into a skirt because I don’t think my lady lumps can pull it off in a dress.
Another pattern that I am planning to finally make is the Sewaholic’s Renfrew. Marie’s gorgeous takes on this simple T settled it for me: must make now. I have some plain red and coral jerseys in my stash that I can use but I will be on the look out for stripey ones at Walthamstow market this weekend.
So that’s my sewing plan for April. It should keep me nice and busy.
It’s another dreary rainy day in London. The perfect weather to sit back with a cuppa and plan my makes for January. I also had a go at matching patterns to fabric on my spreadsheet, which will save me a lot of headache later. There are still some holes that need filling (for example, I have the shell fabric for a dress but not the lining) but I am not overly concerned since I have a lot of projects ready to sew.
For January I’d love to start with the Colette Jasmine top. I mean, what better way than to start on the right foot with a lovely Colette pattern, am I right? I have some lovely mustard shirting fabric that will work well with it. It’s going to look quite nice paired with my tweed circle skirt.
The third garment I hope to make in January is the Darling Ranges Dress. If luck is on my side I will be making a wearable muslin and final version using these two fabrics.
I”m really looking forward to the Darling dress just because I think it’ll be really fun to embellish and accesorize with. I picture wearing it with an undershirt, a dainty scarf and crocheted tights.
So that’s my plan for January. Totally doable, I think. The only garment I am a bit apprehensive about is the Hot Pattern skirt. It requires a vent, a zipper flap…oh boy. Luckily there are some youtube videos on making it.
Hope everyone has a great New Year’s Eve tomorrow and a wonderful new year.