While there's been no posts here to the blog, I have been slowly sewing. I spent two weekends cutting out projects to make my summer cut pile.
I know everyone doesn't sew this way but it really works for me. I love being able to pick up a project and just start sewing. It has also allowed me to start the process of getting things off my Summer Sewing List which lets me dream of new things to make. All of this unclogs my creative mind and lessens my sewing frustrations.
So I had a 1/2 day off on Friday for Memorial Day weekend, Monday for the holiday and today as a bonus day...and I sewed.
I finished Simplicity 8658...
I finished McCalls 7969 - the dress that it seems everyone has made...
...and I'm currently working on the StyleArc Nova Dress
It will probably be mid-June before individual blog posts arrive on the blog with pattern & construction information, as well as pictures of me in the garments.
The one thing I've learned using new to me patterns is that I like searching Instagram for photos of sewists wearing their finished garments. I can see how they fit, fabric choices, some even write some information about their process or link to their blogs. I do this check more than Patternreview because I think I get better photos and I'm definitely a visual person.
While I have no finished garments to share this month, I have been sewing and fabric shopping! *LOL* Speaking of fabric shopping, I've taken a "90 Day No More Fabric" pledge. Quite a bit of yardage has arrived this month and I need to get it stored away and/or used, so no new fabric for 90 days.
Yesterday was my 63rd birthday and I had a lowkey birthday lunch with my daughters and the grandkids...
The best way to notice time is flying, watch your children and grandchildren grow up. There are no babies here anymore!
...as always more later!