Everything craft related has taken a backseat. Not that I haven’t wanted to sew like the wind but work and life has interfered. I think I’m going to do some heavy sewing during the holidays. That’s not stopping me from planning my sewing when I have time 🙂
I’m developing my Sewing with a Plan (SWAP) for the winter. So far I’m making:
2 twist tops Simplicity 3800 view D with knits fabric in geometric and solid beige.
2 pleated skirts Vogue V8424 view C. I’ve made this pattern. Okay, it’s not technically finished because I need to hem the skirt. I promise to post when I hem it this weekend. I’ve purchased a brown twill and grey mystery fabric from Wal-Mart.
2 A-line skirts Butterick 3134 view B. Tonight, I purchased stretch suede (2yds, 44” wide, 97% polyester/3% spandex) in a warm caramel and Buttersuede (2yds, 60” 100% polyester) in black. These fabrics were on sales for 50% off at Hancock Fabrics…yay!
While I was at Hancock Fabrics, I bought a coat pattern Butterick B4875 for $0.99. You gotta love the $0.99 pattern sales. I plan to make view C at some point.
I also purchased Dritz 2 Vue-Thru Press Cloths which was on my list of sewing wants.
I don’t believe I’ll be purchasing more patterns anytime soon. I’ve got plenty of stylish patterns now. I going to adapt Carolyn’s philosophy on patterns which is find a tried and true pattern for a garment (skirt, pants, jacket, top, etc.) and use it with different fabrics and trim to create a new look.
My goal is to become a good at this sewing thing.