While Summer doesn't officially start until Sunday, June 20th, it feels likes summer's here now. We've had several days over 90+F degrees. They've been mixed in with some cooler days but the humidity is creeping up. You can tell the hot and soupy days are coming.
I haven't been sewing much. I own a lot of clothes since I've been sewing non-stop for over 10 years. Staying home during the pandemic didn't encourage me to change my wardrobe much especially when tops worked just fine for work Zoom meetings. And my shirt game is pretty strong since I sewed a lot of them over the last couple of years.
Now that it's warm, I realize I own quite a few summer maxi dresses since they were my go to garment in the past. Meaning for awhile, I haven't been inspired much to create.
I realize that I use to sew just one new garment a week and that's the goal I'm setting for myself this summer. One new piece each weekend. Hopefully photographed and blogged during the week.
Of course you want to know what I'm working on now ~
I started this border print Vogue 9299 in late May. I'm determined to finish it up because it needs sleeves, buttons & buttonholes.
Then I want to start on this McCalls maxi dress. It's a popular pattern and almost everyone has made it with the voluminous sleeves. I'm making View D with the flutter sleeves.
My fabric is a ltwt. polyester from Fabric Mart purchased a few months ago. It's a silhouette not currently in my closet. If I like it, I may make the other version with the big sleeves but we'll see. I have about six other patterns on my list to sew. That list will take me through the Summer and give me enough variety in my work wardrobe.
I haven't been purchasing a lot of fabric lately. However, Fabric Mart recently had an amazing sale on blouse weight fabrics with a ton of border prints in them. Of course, I purchased a few cause border prints.
I don't know if you know but The Sewcialists blog/group is calling it quits. They've been doing a series of round up posts. This week's post, "Saying Farewell: Specialists Interviews" was written by BeckyJo. I'm honored to be included in the group of sewists she featured. If you get a chance, head over and give it a read. The Sewcialists have promoted ALL sewists and ALL types of sewing over the last eight years. It will be sad to see them go.
I need to head back to my sewing machine...
...as always more later!