I've been sewing, planning and making a list of new projects to sew. My Sewjo is back and asserting itself in a good way! However, I feel more like sewing than modeling (getting dressed, doing my hair & makeup) and taking pictures. So I'm riding this sewing wave for now.
I have been working on things ~
1. The Style Arc Mildred jumpsuit is finished and I love it! It had to hang a few days but it's definitely grown on me. I have lots to share about it and will when I have pictures of me in it.
2. Last year I started working on a Wardrobe that I came no where near completing for a variety of reasons. But I won't be deterred, I'm back to working on a similar wardrobe this year including some of the pieces from the original one. While I know most of it won't be worn outside any time soon I don't care. I'm sewing for the joy and because I own all of the fabric & notions, so why not make them?
3. Which brings me to what I'm presently finishing up ~ a denim patchwork jacket from Simplicity 8687. I cut this jacket out last March as part of my wardrobe plan - The Statement Jacket - but never got to it. Well I've taken my time sewing it, thoroughly enjoying working on it.
Next up will be four winterized Myosotis dresses. Imma be honest. I rarely wear pants in the house, preferring a long dress with some socks under it. My current Myosotis versions worked fine until the weather dropped below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Now my legs are chilly unless I add some leggings underneath them. However, the two long ponte pullover dresses I own provide a little more warmth so I want some winterized Myosotis. Here are the fabrics I'm using...
These will get cut out and I will start working on the black & white print this weekend.
Finally the fabric buying hate has passed. There has been sufficient time between unpacking my fabric collection...losing my memory of how much there was...to now wanting some new pieces. This purchase is spring forward looking because it's like 10 degrees F here and a significant snow fall is predicted between Sunday night and Monday. Why wouldn't I purchase spring fabrics?! LOL!
These are all from fabric dot com. I also bought this Fair Isle Knit from Stylemaker Fabrics to make a new Cashmerette Tobin top...
I will be cutting this out this weekend also. In essence I'm making a new cut pile.
In full transparency, I also purchased some knit panels from Marcy Tilton but I'm still waiting for those to arrive. Most importantly I am still deleting most fabric emails. Because on good days I do remember how much is upstairs and that I should be sewing with what I have instead of just storing it.
I promise the day is coming soon where I will be ready to take photos in my finished garments...I'm just not there yet. However, I did want to do a check-in to let you know the Winter Sewing Room is working perfectly for me. That I am sewing and enjoying the process and that my sewjo is back baby!
...as always more later!