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!