After I posted my last finished version of B5147, Kathryn (I Made This!) suggested that I do a recap of my summer sewing. Since I made such a big deal of the 17 weekends available to sew between May 1st and September 1st, it did seem appropriate to do a review.
So here goes ~ first I want to talk about sewing meet-ups. Summer always brings alot of visitors to NYC and thankfully I get to meet most of them. Sigrid ~ I'm still upset that I wasn't able to meet you when you came to NYC.
I attended two PR fabric shopping extravangzas. The first one in Philly and the other just last Saturday in NYC.
I met some AMAZING bloggers: Allison, Eugenia, Opal, Sheila, Omega, and Alethia for fabric lunches.
and I sewed...quite a bit by the numbers I've tallied...
Dresses - 12
Vanilla Silk Twill
The Museum Inspired Dress
Lemonade Dress (Navy Silk Twill)
Floral Linen Dress
Red Stripe Silk Dress
Faux Pocket TNT Dress
Chevron Front TNT Dress
Liberty of London Sheath Dress
Vogue 9220 Tie Dress
Blue/White Floral B5147 Dress
Black & Pink Borderprint B5147 Dress
2 from silk jerseys purchased from Elliott Berman
3 easy to sew straight skirts
One pair of black linen pants
...which equals a total of 18 finished garments ~ or 3.5 work week's worth of clothing. One more than the number of summer weekends and that doesn't include the two dresses still in progress, as well as, the wadder, Vogue 9666. So I guess I had a very sewy summer! *LOL* I really should like plane rides more but truly sewing centers me. It calms me and smoothes out the rough edges especially since this was a really busy summer season at my job. It was great to be able to create on the weekends to counterbalance the stress of my job.
I promise, I'm not counting down the weekends to the end of the year. That seems to much like rushing my life along...*LOL* But I am looking forward to my "September Sewcation" and to whatever sewing adventures await me for the rest of the year.
...as always, more later!