I hope your week is going well! My kids were home on Spring Break last week, and I did not get as much done as I would liked, lol! Sometimes the balance of life and family is hard. I mean, one part of me wants to get a hundred sewing projects done, but another part wants to embrace the days with my kids that I know I will long for later.
So, while I have a plentiful recap to share with you today, I am making this a "light" planning month because I have a project I am working on at the same time, and I don't think it will leave enough room to squeeze in other things. I hope to share more about this soon...
Here are all of the garments I completed for March:
I still have to blog the Mccalls skirt, but here is a Sneak Peek as to how it turned out!
I must say that March was fairly productive for me. I cannot attribute that to anything except being able to find small pockets of time to sew. My son remarked that I am sewing things more quickly, and he was proud of the quality of my work. To be honest, I hadn't even thought of that. I do think I have been working on things that don't require me to second guess the pattern instructions, but I have also enjoyed making patterns that have a video sew along. Sometimes I just pop on a video because I am too lazy to open up the instructions and actually read them (long days, busy life, tired mind, lol). But, hey, it has been working!
Out of all the garments I made, I have worn the Mimi G tops the most. The weather here has still been so unpredictable that I haven't gotten a chance to wear my dresses, but I will! We are finally experiencing temps in the 70s, and I fully plan to enjoy the weather. I think that overall, the Mccalls skirt is my favorite. It has been so long since I made or even wore a skirt, lol! To make one that fits so well--who misses RTW??? Not me!
This month I will probably forgo sewing a pattern of my choice. However, I do plan on attending Project Sew Atlanta this weekend, and if I can get the pieces cut out, I will work on this. If not, I have a few cardigan patterns already cut out and ready to sew, and I will take those along instead. I guess you will have to stay tuned to see what I end up doing, lol.
This month the Sew Your View sew along is an Indie choice--the Erin Dress by Style Sew Me. This will be my first time sewing one of her patterns.
I will definitely make the dress version, and I am nervous!!! It is such a stylish pattern, but not my style, and I am not sure if I will pull off the "look." But then again, this is the place where creativity reigns! I do LOVE the ties at the hem...LOVE! I am working on making this my own, and must say that Crystal's version (@Crystalsewsandstuff) is awesome!!!! I only hope to make a version as fabulous as hers!
While on Spring break last week I did get a chance to look at my quarterly goals. This is something new I wanted to do this year to help me stay on track for the year. Well, I put together a small graph to represent what my January, February, and March looked like:
I made a total of 10 pieces! That means I am 4 garments past my goal of 2 garments a month. I am excited to see that, but more than anything, I do believe I have learned so many wonderful things this year already.
For starters, I am starting to like wovens. While I lean toward jersey and knit fabric, the world of wovens is really opening up to me. I love the opportunity to finish off seams beautifully, and the construction details are really nice a lot of times. I still am apprehensive about fitting wovens, but I usually try on what I am sewing A LOT. That seems to help a great deal. So, yeah...wovens!!! Who knew?
Also, the variety of things I am sewing is changing. I tend to lean heavy on tops and dresses, but as you can see, I got a vest and jacket in there! For the second quarter, I plan to throw in some pants/shorts/capris in order to add to this mixture.
Overall, I am happy about where I am headed this year! Everything has assimilated well into my current wardrobe, and I have made pieces I will wear again and again.
I hope your Spring sewing is coming along well, and you are off to a great start too! I will be back soon with a review of Mccalls 7906.
Stay sew filled!