Sunday, February 6, 2011

January report and February goals

My goal was to sew 3 things.... and I did.
The blue turtleneck was a wadder, but one well worth having, because it made this amazing chocolate knit dress I still have yet to photograph possible. I finished it, minus hems, and wore it twice. It's come through the washer and dryer without a problem, and I see it being heavily featured in my closet in the coming months.
See, Atlanta has this thing.... our weather really doesn't know what to do with itself much of the time. There has been at least one day every month where short sleeves and a skirt without tights has been comfortable, so I'm not really sewing pants. That, and fly fronts? Way to scare the bejeezus out of a girl.
So item number 3 is a swingin' skirt with some awesome bias insets at the hem and a great pleat detail. It has a button closure at the back and a very narrow waistband. All it lacks are buttons, pretty much... I hope to wear it dancing before the end of the month.
2 SWAP pieces down, 9 to go... or at least 6, if I buy/include 3 tops.

On the docket for February:
-denim wearable muslin of Simplicity 2728 as a vest, with shawl collar and pleated pockets. It is cut out, and waiting to be marked.
-sweater refashion... have to make it fit. TOO big!
-a men's shirt... I have fallen drastically behind (as in, have not started) on the MPB men's shirt sew-along because I was lacking fabric for a muslin. And you know, school.

And fabric and buttons on the way... Much to the detriment of my bank account, I discovered paypal. I am gonna be ms. frugal again after this week, but there were assortments and deals at fabricmart I couldn't pass up... especially when I need swing skirts and SWAP holes filled in.