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:
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.