Hellooooo lovely people who follow me. It’s been an age, hasn’t it? Life gets in the way.
I have been sewing, just haven’t had the time/light/weather to do nice photoshoots. So…deal with it?
2014 Sewing Plan: Project 2
Fabric: Teal cotton sateen from Mood $10, and left over navy cotton sateen $0
Pattern: Simplicity 2211
Notions: Scraps of bias to hem the sleeves
Time to complete: Probably 9 hours
First worn: For a work event last week
Wear again? Hells yes!
Total price: ~$10
The pockets are navy like the sleeves. I’m in lurve with this dress.
2014 Sewing Plan: Project 3
Fabric: Cotton Wills & Kate print from Goldhawk Rd £3 ($5), left over lining $0
Pattern: Self-drafted, inspired by a skirt from ModCloth
Notions: Invisible zip $1
Time to complete: Probably 8 hours
First worn: Not yet
Wear again? Yes indeed
Total price: ~$6
It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize what the “WC” stood for on this print. Also took an embarrassingly long time to figure out the math for the pleats. I was trying to work backward from having the amount of fabric and the size it had to become. I never did get it right so they’re not even. Oh well.
Here’s a closer pic of the print.
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2014 Sewing Plan: Project 1
Fabric: Coral striped jersey knit from Michael Levine’s Loft $2.50
Pattern: Simplicity 2211 (with plenty of modifications)
Notions: Scraps of bias to reinforce shoulders
Time to complete: Probably 6 hours
First worn: For pictures
Wear again? Likely
Total price: ~$2.50
Long story, but I have an iPad mini that I’m finally using and it needed a temporary sleeve for protection until I get a permanent case. I whipped this one up last night. Continue reading
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SeamstressErin and Irene! (Yes, I used Harry Potter paper for the slips)
Congratulations, you two. Please check your inbox for an email from me. Thank you to everyone who entered! We’re all snowed in here, so I may get some sewing done!
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Just in case it got buried in the snow and you missed my giveaway post…
I’m giving away a total of four patterns and some fabric. More details and enter here: 2013 Wrap-up and Give Away by January 5th at 9pm EST. Open to anyone, worldwide!
Number of garments sewn: 19 for myself (and 1 embellished t-shirt, 2 skirts for children, 2 pillow covers, 4 armrest covers, 1 window seat cushion, 2 small pouches, 1 purse, and 11 curtains.)
Longest to sew: Fitted By Gertie
Favorite: This is tough. I love everything I made this year. So how about a top three: 1. both Gertie Pencil Skirts (cheating already, I see), 2. London Dress, 3. Wearable Muslin Shirtdress (only because it’s currently winter and it has sleeves).
2013 Plan completed: 7/12 = 58%
I’m ok with this. I mean, I did have a lot of new house stuff to deal with! Continue reading