Monday, September 30, 2013

September has been a good Sewing Month...

Here on the final day of September ~ the last day of National Sewing Month ~ I'd like to do a recap of my sewing for this month.

My sewing totals are always good when a sewcation is involved...and even though this one got off to a slow start it ended well.  I made eight garments this month...none that can be worn now...especially since the temps are going back up into the 80s later this week...but my fall/winter wardrobe is shaping up nicely!



Here's what I've made this month...

1.  The Chado Ralph Rucci Doubleknit Wool Dress

2.  Wool Crepe Dress aka Michael Kors

3.  The Pleather Cardigan and Herringbone Skirt

4.  CRR Vogue 8209 Jacket & TNT Straight Skirt

5.  Ponte & Lacy Leather Dress

6.  Navy & Black Squareneck Dress

A total of 2 jackets, 2 skirts and 4 dresses were sewn that amounted to 8.5 yards of fabric from the collection being used.  I did not include the 4.5 yards of Chado Ralph Rucci fabric since it was my Mood Sewing Network allowance for the month or the 2 yards of black ponte that I purchased from Mood's NYC store for the Ponte & Lacy Pleather Dress in the first total. It means that actual fabric usage was 15 yards...again not enough to make a real dent in the collection but I am starting to see a little space on the shelves which I have no desire to fill.

I started a new project, Five in Five, which is five dresses to be sewn in five weekends.  This project started during the middle of September will extend into October. I also have plans to sew two or three pieces of outerwear in October and November.  I've gotten such a good start on my fall/winter sewing that I can take some time to sew outerwear, some much needed transitional coats.

However, I do have to apologize to the winners of the fabric giveaways.  I haven't shipped your boxes yet...weekends just go by really really fast and the post office is only open half the day on Saturday.  But I will try really hard to get them out this weekend!  

I have outfit number three of the Five in Five on my sewing table.  As my previous post states, I've finished the pattern work on the top and am working on it's construction.  I got off to a slow start last weekend so the skirt portion will flow over into this weekend. I'm collecting my supplies for my next MSN make so there will be news about that too soon.

Finally, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's left a comment on my September posts.  I so appreciate the fact that you continue to visit my spot here on the internet and leave your thoughts!  

...as always more later!




27 comments:

  1. Well 5 outfits in a months time is very productive indeed. Great job Carolyn!

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  2. Very productive indeed as always. I love everything you made and all outfits look smashing on you. Well done.

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  3. You did amazing for the month of September. A lovely group of outfits to wear. Here's hoping it cools off enough that you can wear them soon.

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  4. You have had a very productive month, and all of your projects seem to have been great successes! May October be as great a success!

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  5. You've got some super garments made. Congratulations on such a successful month. I don't know how you do it and work and commute too.

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  6. That is certainly an enviable wardrobe--well done! Your productivity and creativity is inspiring!

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  7. Good? I'd say it was a GREAT sewing month!

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  8. Excellent sewing month, you made some wonderful garments.

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  9. That is an amazing amount of sewing, and it is quality sewing, which is even more awesome. I'm tell you, I have learned so much from you and your techniques. Your blog is one of my very favorites to visit. Way to go.

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  10. Wow, that's an impressive list of work completed. You are such an inspiration, I really must get my act together and finish thing off !

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  11. A good month for sure. Some really nice pieces added to your wardrobe.

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  12. It sure has! You've made some really pretty pieces! You look absolutely glamorous in all of them!!!

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  13. The garments that you made in September are fab. Your inspiration pieces were drool worthy. Thanks for posting and sharing.

    I usually read your blog while commuting and have issues trying to comment when using my iphone.

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  14. As always, I LOVE your dresses!

    Do you take out as many outfits as you put into your closet? It has to be packed full of all of your creations. What fun!

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  15. will you be finishing that burda style dress soon? i really cant wait to see that dress completed. I think its very pretty!

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  16. I love reading your blog, you are so inspiring and I need all the help I can get with my sewing! I always look forward to your next blog post and I think you have made some beautiful things over the past month. Keep on stash busting and creating amazing garments. x

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  17. You amaze me. I just spent my lunch hour catching up on your blog and am just blown away. Your work inspires me. I'd LOVE to be able to whip out clothes like you do. Maybe one day. Thanks for sharing your skill and beautiful garments with us. We SO appreciate it.

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  18. WOW! You sure are super busy!

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  19. Excellent! I have a sewcation scheduled in November I hope I can be productive as well. Thanks for sharing

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  20. Girl...

    I truly wish I had as much time to devote to sewing as you do... But then again, I was sewing while you were redoing our sewing sanctuary. I guess it all works out. Enjoy that wonderful fall wardrobe, and have a wonderful autumn. The beautiful colors are the only thing I miss since moving to the Sunshine State.

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  21. I've totally been meticulously planning out my fall/winter sewing. Except that I'm calling it the "Short Days, Long Nights" wardrobe because I live in THE SOUTH. And I work in an office that has two settings "Beer Cooler" and "Meat Locker".

    I love what you've made here, I have to say its a bit edgier for you than I've seen and I'm TOTALLY loving it.

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  22. You are so productive and you have some really lovely clothes for your efforts. Well done!!

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  23. Wow! What a great month! I'm seriously impressed (and crossing my fingers that October is a better month for me than September was)!

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  24. Carolyn, what a gorgeous array of clothing! Such a productive month. You inspire me.

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  25. All your dress creations are beautiful!!!

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  26. I really love that ponte and leather dress.

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  27. Way to go, impressive outfits!

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