When I think about how my month of January went, it feels like I could divide it into two categories. The first would be "utter frustration," and the second would be "confident resurgence." I started out with some stuttering, but I have gained my bearings, and now look forward to my February plans.
But before I tell you about that, here are all my January garments:
Sewaholic Renfrew Tops (Fitted V-neck): I still love these, and have started to wear them. It feels good to be this early into the RTW fast, and already have lots of things to choose from! While I wish I could sew another five or six, I will move on for the sake of my capsule.
Alright, now that January is out of the way...let's move onto February plans! If you recall from a few of my posts last month, I have been working on my pants sloper. Well, I am making progress on it, but not quite finished yet. I am discovering that each adjustment I make affects another thing.
My goal was to finish my sloper so I could work on my two pants choices for this month. Well, I am throwing caution to the wind, and working on PANTS anyway!! I can do it!! I have been encouraged by a lot of other RTW fasters who have sewn their first pair of pants, and I'm gonna just dive in!!
**As a side note, I must say that this month is Jeans month at Closet Case Patterns! In honor of that, they are taking 30% off all their jeans courses, and patterns!!! I may have purchased the Ginger Jeans pattern already, lol--for the near future, of course. Now is a great time to get this pattern or others (PDF or printed) if you are also thinking of giving pants a try. Click here for the website to check this out.**
That said, I will work on the Sabrina Slims first!!
I am hoping that the simple silhouette and seaming will work in my favor. I mean, come on! No zippers, closures, etc. But maybe a welt pocket? I will see. If I choose to do one, it will be my first ever! I definitely like the way they look on the back of the pants, so I will see and keep you in the loop.
After I finish the Slims, I will work on the other pair of pants from my capsule, Simplicity 8056. This one looks slightly more involved, but has some ease since it is a trouser.
I am aiming to finish as much of my capsule as possible so that I can be ready to move on to Spring soon. Once I reach the end of this month, I will evaluate how much more time I will take if needed. I have already decided that my Spring Capsule will be much smaller, lol! Much smaller!!
For now I want all of my knit items in the capsule finished. Then, I will move on to the woven things. I hope that this establishes the opportunity to get into a "groove." That's the plan, at least. How it plays out will be seen.
But, I am most excited about PANTS!!!