After I cut everything out, I realized that I do have a plan. I really want to sew basics. I know my shirts in their crazy prints, plaids and stripes don't qualify as basics but they are to me. It's a main part of my work outfit that consists of a cardigan/hoodie/sweater/topper, shirt and jeans.
When it's really cold I substitute a turtleneck/cowl sweater in the mix. I realized that of the six Pembrokes I own, I reach for the beige and black versions the most. Which means I need more solid colored ones in lighter knits. More basics...
I've started with the shirts first, probably because they're in the pretty and fun colors! I have two almost completed.
First shirt - Blue & Black Plaid with a batik overlay
Fabric from Fabric Mart
Second shirt in black n white embroidered shirting
Fabric from Marcy Tilton
Next I want to put together a cut pile of Pembrokes...I think I will use some of the white, gray, navy and a yellow organic cotton knits that I have in the collection to make a few more. Pembrokes make up quickly and are an easy sew. I will probably write one blog post for all of them for documentation purposes only. Hopefully in a decade, I will be able to remember them too!
So that's what my January will be...more tops cause we all need tops in our lives and basics! For 2020, I'm going to try and write more process posts instead of jamming all of the information in the post of the finished garment. Y'know go back to blogging the way I use to before the onset of Instagram.
Well that's my blogging plan for 2020. I hope you will follow my sewing adventures as I share more going forward!
One more thing...
If you live in NJ and want to spend time at a sewing retreat Urban SewCiety is featuring a two day sewing event - February 8th & 9th. You can sew one day or both. Saturday is from 9am to 7pm and Sunday is from 9am to 5pm with meals provided. The difference between this one and Sew Camp is that you can go home to your own bed every evening. I will be there for both days and hope you can join us! It will be fun to sew together!
...as always more later!