Well, hello there, friends!
I’ve been a bit absent from my blog lately, but not from sewing. I do have a few new dresses to share with you, but I haven’t taken photos of them yet. My sewing time is taken at the moment by my last minute sewing of 1920’s ensembles for both my husband and I for the Gatsby Summer Afternoon, which is a super cool 1920’s/30’s themed picnic in Oakland. I haven’t been since 2013 as last year there was a football game on the same day and our Bears coming to town superseded this lovely vintage event. Anyway….. I’ve been planning my outfit since early this year and am just now getting to it…. I have my hat and slip sewn and my dress is nearly put together. I’m adding embroidery and beading to my dress, so the sewing is the least time consuming of all. After that, I’m making a seersucker jacket for my husband. So yes, I’ve been rattling away on my sewing machine! I do share quite a bit about what I’m making on Instagram.
I also have a few cool projects going on that I’ll share with you in the future and hopefully I will be back soon to share the dresses I’ve already made.
As it nears the bottom part of 2015, I thought it would be good to revisit the sewing goals I set for myself earlier this year. I am doing rather poorly with this. Perhaps I will have burst of steam to finish the year out and actually complete this list.
1. Sewaholic Robson
I haven’t worked on this since February. It started to get warmer around the time I was nearing it’s completion and my head was turned to sew all the pretty dresses….. I actually only have the hems and buttons left to do. This current 100+ heatwave doesn’t make me want to start on it again, but perhaps a blast of El Nino will help me finish it. It’s made out of fuschia silk faille with a hot pink polka dot rayon lining. It has covered buttons as well (which I’ve already covered….). It obviously won’t make much of a raincoat….. Maybe I’ll make one in a waterproof fabric and let it sit for months as a UFO? 🙂
2. A Winter Coat
Once again, warm temps do not inspire me to make cold weather clothing. However, I did buy the Grainline Cascade Duffle Coat when it was released with hopes and dreams of making it. I have some gorgeous Marc Jacobs purple wool coating in which to make this with. If the cold winter comes to CA that they’re predicting, I may get a jump on this before the year is out and maybe, just maybe I will make my goal.
3. Bra and Panties
Unless a 1920’s camisole and tap pants set count, I haven’t made this and although I always think about it, I still haven’t sewn any up….. I have the patterns, the fabrics and the supplies. I don’t know what’s stopping me. Undergarments are the foundation of every awesome outfit, but I just seem to hate taking myself away from sewing clothing….
Hey, there’s one I actually accomplished!
5. A Suit (and a Blazer)
When it was cooler I was searching for the perfect navy suiting to make a blazer. And then I forgot about it….. I do have fabrics to make some suits, but never start them. This isn’t quite a suit (sheath and coat), but I think I will get going on this for a function before the year is out. But, don’t hold me to it….. I am easily swayed by pretty dresses….
What about you? If you made some sewing goals for this year, how many have you checked off?