Hello All! 👋😁 I’m back! I had a lovely week off work during which I got a lot of “work” done!
I signed up for #MMMay18 this year and now that it is pretty much over I thought I’d give you my version. The last time I signed up for #MMMay15, I took frantic photos every day of my me-made garments. This #MMMay18, I decided to not take photos every day, but to learn what I had in my closet and what I should make. Are my sewing plans on track?
I did #MMMay15 around the same time I started my RTW fast. For three years I have only purchased things that I can’t sew – like footwear, undergarments, socks, knitted things …
When I analyzed my wardrobe this #MMMay18 I found at least 60 me-made items. You’ve seen them all here before. You don’t have to see them all again!
Instead, I wanted to analyze what’s needed … I took everything me-made out of my closet and tossed it on the bed. (The cats loved it! 🐈🐈) Continue reading
A while ago, I detailed how I organize my Pattern Stash, here. Over the years, I have probably collected, and received from others, over 200 patterns. I still use the same method I blogged about back then, but now I also have a photo of each of my patterns on my iPad. Always at my fingertips!
I put the envelopes in plastic pages into binders with all the dresses together, jackets, etc.
I put the instructions and pattern pieces into one plastic zip bag and store the bags numerically in banker boxes.
I find this way I can easily browse through all my pattern drawings and the information on the back. After I have made a decision on which pattern I want to use I move to my banker box and pull the pattern instructions and pieces out.
My fabric stash is long overdue for some sort of organizing. Continue reading
Perhaps, when you almost don’t have enough fabric to finish it!
I’ve been bustin’ through my stash and so far, have made a flowered vintage dress and a red Sewaholic Hollyburn. Next I thought I would make a black Sewaholic Hollyburn – you can see the link to the pattern company here: Sewaholic Hollyburn. I found some black in my fabric stash, a polyester, but not a stretchy knit. I’m not too sure exactly what it is. As I was cutting out my fabric, I realized that I didn’t really have enough black fabric for the two wide skirt pieces. My fabric remanent was too narrow.
So let’s give this a try… I made a 4 panel skirt into a 6 panel skirt. Continue reading
It’s Indie Pattern Month at the Monthly Stitch. As is my tradition, this is the month that I dive into the Indie Patterns that I have collected over the last year. I have always wanted to try Sewaholic’s Hollyburn skirt but was always looking for the right fabric. Me Made May showed me that I do not have a solid red skirt and I have so many tops I could wear with one, so I decided to put the two ideas together. Continue reading