I am back to talk about my February sewing plans!
Before I do that, I wanted to share a little about this past Saturday. I got together with a few friends to sew, without knowing that snow was expected in our area. Approximately three hours into sewing and chatting, we started to see the most beautiful snow flurries coming down! It was so pretty! I don't think we could have planned a more perfect morning! After that we all started daydreaming about getting snowed in so we could sew all day, but the snow was melting by the afternoon, lol! Oh well! It was still one of our most memorable Sew Days ever!
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I got a few things accomplished at that Sew day, and look forward to what the rest of the month will bring.
Let's get started:
Kwik Sew 3766
I made this Kwik Sew top last month and I really like it a lot! I made another one in a gray animal print, and think I will keep up this tradition of sewing a few basics each month. They are always useful in all seasons and in different colors! If I sew a couple each month I hope to always have what I need for my wardrobe.
Kwik Sew 4069
I ordered this pattern last month and was elated when it came in. I took a gamble that it would fit well, and be a good turtleneck pattern. I was right! I made this at my Sew Day in a black waffle knit. It will fill a category for my basic wardrobe challenge.
Speaking of challenges...
I am stoked to be joining my first "challenge" this year! It is the capsule wardrobe sewing challenge that I discovered on TomKat Stitchery's channel, and I decided to join in for many reasons:
- it consists of what I am sewing already, and I just need to choose garments that coordinate well from what I have sewn
- I sewed a capsule using this module formula last summer and would like a do-over, lol!
If you are interested in joining, here are the details: from now up until March 24th, you must sew a 6 piece wardrobe consisting of 3 tops, 2 pants, and 1 topper. The hashtag #thegreatmodulesewalong already has lots of great makes and planning photos from others who have joined in. So, if you can participate, please do! I will gladly reveal the pieces I choose once I am finished.
Okay, back to the rest of the plans...
It's time for another cardigan too, lol! This time I chose a striped olive knit that matches my olive Ginger jeans. Since green is not a colorway I usually wear, this additional is surely needed. I started this at Sew Day and just have to do the hem, and decide if I want pockets.
This choice is a "love at first glance" sewing pattern. Yes, as soon as I saw this dress, I just fell in love with the look of it! I chose a french terry knit in sandy beige, and am midway through finishing it. My surprise in constructing this came with the additional seam details that are hidden from the photo above, due to the solid fabric they used. My fingers are crossed that I will still appreciate the style once I am done. I will keep you posted.
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This last one is an OOP pattern in View A, the classic button front shirt. It is on the list for my casual wardrobe, and I will be adding another chest pocket to the front. I have chosen a lightweight denim in a medium wash. It will replace an older shirt from my closet that has a really worn out collar that has faded so much it is unwearable. I am excited for this because I enjoy shirtmaking! Everything is cut and interfaced for when I can get to it.
That wraps it up! Of course, I am still plugging away on my Make Nine Jacket in the middle of all these plans. I have been a bit stalled on it as I await the fusible tricot interfacing I ordered (Joanns was out of stock), but I plan on using the time I have now to work on other things.
If you have sewn any of the projects I have plans for, let me know!