However, I'm still fascinated with shirts and blouses so I know I will be adding more of them to my wardrobe. Especially since I love the process of making a shirt.
I've also become enamored of this Nancy Zieman shirt...
I can imagine some amazing new shirts made from scraps of other shirting fabrics (I'm accumulating a collection) or by manipulating stripes and prints to get some great new shirts for fall.
There are also a few toppers on my list. I have three patterns pulled that I want to work with and will share more as they come up in the queue. I didn't make any cardigans last fall/winter and want to add a couple to my wardrobe. There's loads of sweater fabric in the collection and I want to use some of it this year. Also, some of my cardis are starting to look old & worn so it will be time to move them out of the wardrobe. A cardi, a shirt and jeans was last winter's go-to look.
As far as I can tell, my fall/winter sewing will be all about the separates. I have a list (a short one for a change! LOL!) that I will be working from using TNT patterns and fabric to make the pieces interesting. I even want to use some dyeing and fabric manipulation techniques this year.
Fabric In/Out Totals ~
Well September started out being a good month. I used 12 yards of fabric to make 4 garments. I gave away 56.25 yards of fabric so my total out for the month was 68.25 yards.
Then I got an email from Fabric Mart for Premium Members and fell down that rabbit hole - 9 yards of chambray tencil showed up. Work has been challenging this month (as well as that whole Supreme Court Justice circus) and another 12 yards showed up from StyleMaker Fabrics.
This leaves me with 68.25 yards out and 21 yards in with a YTD out total of 191.25. While this number seems high, I don't really feel like I'm winning here! *LOL* Gotta remember not to stress fabric shop though it's definitely better than stress eating!
Next up ~
I feel like I've figured out who I want to be for this final stage of my working life and my sewing can now reflect that. I will be sharing a couple of garments that were finished in September next on the blog.
BTW, tomorrow is the last day to leave a comment on the last post to win the $50 gift card from Fabric Mart. If you're interested in winning some free fabric, leave a comment!
...always more later!