Sunday, January 18, 2015

A brief overview of 2014

I've made a lot of clothing over the last year but I only got around to blogging a handful of items. I know, I'm a terrible blogger. I don't have an excuse, I just lost interest in blogging. However, I haven't lost interest in posting photos to Instagram. As seen here:

And here:

There's more that I never got around to photographing. I would say that I made 40 items of clothing this year. Only a handful were shirts/tops. That's always been a problem for me. I never, ever make enough tops.

That will change in 2015 because I MADE PANTS. And I need shirts to go with these pants. Cross that sewing goal off my list. I don't have photos at the moment, but I did show them off at the last North Seattle ASG meeting. Not too shabby.

Aside from the two trench coats I made and the aforementioned PANTS!, I didn't really accomplish my other sewing goals. My sense of style seems to be limited to dresses (ponte knit dresses) and I jumped on the indie pattern bandwagon way more times than necessary. I was disappointed in most of my purchases, with the exception being Style Arc. I love Style Arc patterns (especially Barb's Pant and the Sammi Pant) and I plan to buy more this year. Other indie patterns not so much although I do like the two new shirts from Sewaholic.

I don't have any goals for 2015 other than to make all the pants. Oh, and to get my serger fixed.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Looks like I'm about to make another coat.

It's been a while since I last made outwear. I believe my last go with it was back in February (my minty fresh trench). It's been too long. I've had fleeting thoughts of making Butterick 5966 for a year now.

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's been a while.

Hmm. It has been a while since I last blogged. It's not like I haven't been sewing, I just didn't feel like blogging. Here's what I've been up to, via instagram:

Not too shabby. Eventually, I will post a review of some of these dresses.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Shirt dress: Obsess much?

So, last month I purchased some cotton shirting from JoAnn (see this post) with the hopes of making a shirt dress. I couldn't decide between Simplicity 2246 or McCall's 6506. I chose neither. Why? I just wasn't feeling S2246 and I'm waiting for the right fabric to come along for M6506. I had a third option, a vintage pattern I found on etsy, Butterick 4698:

I loved the tie belt. The 70s collar, not so much.

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