It's good to be sewing again! Thank you for the nice comments about the tunic I sewed in my last blog post. I thoroughly enjoyed wearing it!
I know we are almost halfway into the month of February, but I am still excited to be starting my February project. In the Make a Garment a Month FB group, the theme for this month is called "Freaky February." So, I am tasked with creating a garment that scares me. Basically, one that I haven't done due to fear. Yes, I am facing my sewing fears!!!!!
What is my sewing fear? Definitely pants!
I find pants to be daunting. I have started and stopped a pair quite a few times, but haven't finished any ever. Even as I look at the types of clothing I have sewn, I see a pattern of tops. Yes, tops, tops, and more TOPS! The only things I have sewn for my bottom half are a few skirts.
So, here is my plan for February:
I will be sewing activewear for the first time ever! I workout a lot (5 days a week), and need some more workout pants that are cute. I could definitely go to the store and buy some on clearance, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to create a garment I need, while tackling something I hate: fitting my bottom half. I figure the stretch will work to my advantage, and allow me to get a decent fit.
I have chosen a pretty teal/purple double knit print and a jet black techno knit as my coordinating fabrics.
I have also noticed that Patternreview is running an activewear contest right now! I would have LOVED to join, but I don't think I will finish this in time. But if I do....YOU KNOW! Ha, ha! I would enter their contest in a heartbeat.
So, off I go! My aim is to finish this month strong so I can have more time for the March theme.