Sunday, November 2, 2014

October Re-cap, November Plans

Hello everyone!

Welcome to November!!

October was a pretty good month for me, sewing-wise.  I completed three out of a projected amount of four finished items!  I am super happy with that because I started out the month with a series of wadders.  I was so tempted to throw in the towel and forget my whole plan, but...I put on my big girl pants (one of my co-workers used to say this all the time) and moved forward.  Sometimes you just have to go, one step at a time.  And that is what I did.

Here's what I ended up with:

So that adds two more tops and a cardigan to my wardrobe...woo hoo!  And I did still end up with a pretty good looking month, since I completed one item more than last month.

On the other hand, I still have not accomplished an entirely Me-Made outfit.  My jeans are currently in progress, and since they will probably take up most of my time for November, I only added a few additional patterns from my Fall sewing plan.

I'm going to try again on Burda 6910, View B with a lovely sweater knit I purchased from Joann's Fabrics some time ago.  The trick for this one will be doing a broad shoulder adjustment.  I also remember that there was neckline gaping, so I'll have to revisit the sizing to make sure I chose the proper one.  Don't worry, I plan on doing a muslin to avoid a lot of frustration with this one.

I also plan to try Simplicity 1463 for the first time, View A:

I saw a version on Patternreview that was just gorgeous!  Hopefully my version will turn out just as nice.

If all of that gets done (or if I just really need a pair), my "ace in the hole" will be a few pair of leggings.  I am gearing up for Fall/Winter outfits, and I only have one pair of black leggings.  A couple of weeks ago I downloaded a free pdf pattern from Spit Up and Stilettos called the Matilda Leggings, and I really want to try sewing them up.  The site has some awesome patterns for FREE! Check them out if you like.  

Here's hoping I am wildly successful in my sewing plans for this month!  I can tell you right now that November is going to be super busy for me personally.  Half the battle will be balancing the craziness with making time to sew, but I believe it can be done.  If you have any tips for how you keep your sewing mojo going during the holiday season let me know.

Also, THANK YOU all for your kind comments on my blog!  I always return every comment by email, because I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to say something to me.

Stay sew-filled!