Monday, September 5, 2016

New goals for National Sewing Month

Hey everyone!

It's September!

Happy National Sewing Month!

Thank you for all the well wishes on the birth of my son! There has definitely been an adjustment in our family life since he came, but I am grateful for every small milestone. Namely, a little one who is sleeping more at night and giving sweet smiles during his more alert moments. Oh, and finally settling into his car seat! It's the little things that make a big difference lately.

4 weeks old. He is now 7 weeks, and much chunkier, lol!
So, now that I have been able to get a breather, I am looking forward to participating in my MAGAM group again. For the month of September, in honor of National Sewing Month, we are encouraged to pick a garment and sew 30 minutes a day until it is finished. Essentially, committing a small amount of time each day.  This is perfect for me! I have already started yesterday, and will continue throughout this month. Somehow, even when I have had a long day, putting aside 30 minutes doesn't seem overwhelming at all.

I haven't chosen my patterns yet, but there are some I am considering for fall sewing:

First is a pattern I never finished, Love Notions slim style pants. It turns out when I tried these out before, I ignored a lot of wonderful features that make this one a user-friendly sew. The patterns are trimless (yay), you can modify the .pdf to print ONLY your size, and you don't have to print all the pages of the pattern, only those designated for your view. I did not know this the first time around because I was treating this pattern like others I had downloaded online before. Well, it pays to read the instructions!! LOL! So, I am hoping to revisit this one again--with much less stress.

Love Notions also recently released the Canyon Cardigan. I love the options for cardigans! So, yes, I have already purchased this one. Personally, I wear a lot of cardigans during the fall, and enjoy collecting different colors. Having a basic cardigan is great, but this I like that this one has a lot more personality! Here is the pattern illustration:

Another option I am looking at is a Mimi G pattern.  It is an adorable shirtdress that can be paired with tights or leggings. Being postpartum, leggings are now a welcome treat. They are most comfortable, and appropriate for my body at the moment. They will also continue to fit great even with losing weight over the upcoming months.  

Lastly, I am considering creating a duplicate of another garment I have. I've never tried this before, but I have a tunic dress top that I love to wear, and would like more of.   The silhouette is simple enough, so that should help me figure it out (that and helpful Youtube videos).

These are some of the ideas swarming around in my head these days. For now, I am focused on establishing a daily sewing habit.  

Stay sew-filled!


  1. Congratulations! He is so handsome. Enjoy every moment with the little ones.

  2. He is SO CUTE! Congrats again!

    I think the cardigan and leggings are really great options for a busy mama. They'll go together easily and be super versatile and comfortable.

  3. Aww, he's so adorable! Sewing for 30 minutes each day is such a great idea. I agree - the leggings and the cardigan would be great because you can wear them even after your body has adjusted back to normal size.

  4. He is so cute! I agree that the leggings and cardigans are a great idea.

  5. Vanessa, he's so adorable, oh my goodness! I like the idea of 30 minutes of sewing each day. It's such a great way to get projects completed!

  6. Welcome back to the sewing!! Yay!

  7. Congratulation so you and your family. Take your time getting adjusting to you new routine. You be sewing all kind of cute things for him!

  8. Adorable!!

    I think that Canyon Cardigan looks fabulous.

  9. Oh how did I miss this...he's so adorable!!! I am so happy for you and congratulations on the newest addition to your family!!

  10. Can't wait to see what your finished product looks like! I know it will be amazing! So proud of you😘


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