I posted six garments. Two were made in September and four in October. I still have another one to share with you...rolling it over into November. October was a good sewing month!
My fabric in and out totals for October are ~
26.5 yards (15 yds from Fabric Mart, 6 yds from Blackbird Fabrics, 5.5 yds from Mood)
17.5 yards out for 3 shirts, 1 top and 1 jkt.
Year to Date totals:
I ended up with 9 more yards in than out this month. Which makes my YTD out total: 194.25 yds
Again, while it seems impressive it wouldn't be if I hadn't given away so much fabric. I still need to sew more from what I have than of dreaming of garments with new fabric. That will be a challenge for 2019.
Love to Sew Podcast ~
Another wonderful thing that happened this month was my interview on the Love to Sew podcast. If you haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, it's available here or you can download it on iTunes.
Some Random Sewing Thoughts ~
I'm always wondering lately how much to post to both my blog and Instagram about the state of the affairs in the world. I don't want to be have one of those pretty Instagram accounts that just reflect my sewing. I'm much more interested in having an IG account that reflects me - that's authentically me!
I've been thinking about my style some more...definitely brought about by the questions asked of me on the Love to Sew podcast. I think I have a better description. I'm Stylishly Comfortable. I use to be "Corporate Chic with a Designer Flare" but these days I've traded heels for sneakers. Dresses for shirts and jeans and I rarely wear my collection of pearl jewelry sets anymore. Though my co-worker did say I'm rather well accessorized.
I'm never going to stop buying fabric. I have a problem and it's not gonna change. If I'm honest, I really like buying and having a lot of fabric around just need to set some boundaries...okay I might have said that twice in this post.
I was looking for how to insert an invisible zipper on my blog cause I've been sewing buttonholes and buttons so much lately, I got lost! Seriously! Anyway, one of the posts I checked out was from June 2010 and it featured this dress:
The post was called Museum Inspired. Its made from two knit panels that I purchased from Fabric Mart. I'm thinking I'm going to share pieces from older posts once a month. Things that everyone can remember I've sewn. Especially since I have a treasure trove of garments on the blog that many newer readers have never seen and no longer live in my wardrobe.
Well only two more months and its twenty nineteen. I have a few things I want to sew for November. Trying to decide if I'm going to do any Christmas sewing this year. However, I will be off work from Saturday, December 22nd through Sunday, January 6th, 2019 for some serious sewing time. I have a few personal things to do but I will be sewing.
...as always more later!