January came and went, but felt like it took forever, and now February is whizzing by as it’s so short. As for new year sewing, there has not been much, apart from a few adjustments and a (boring) curtain for my balcony door, and occasionally fannying around with the unfinished pile (and making little progress)
So what has been eating into my valuable sewing time?: Organising all of the things! Literally every cupboard, drawer and box has been re-organised (including my fabrics and patterns) Think Premature spring clean in the lull after Christmas.
My wardrobe has been pulled to pieces as I have forced myself to confront my clothing, and the stored stuff coming into spring, and the stuff that doesn’t fit but I hoard as memories of a different time. After the streamline, I either donated, Ebayed or scrapped what I removed and I feel better! Also by doing this I feel I can really focus on where I want to take my sewing in regards to my style and incorporating trends.
This brings me to my 2018 plans. I think lace and chiffon need to make a comeback for me, incorporated in a boho-esque casual chic… with a good old dollop of goth. Basically a laid back easy look with some key pieces, good colours and layers. I love having light fabric pieces to layer into an outfit and can transcend most seasons dressed up or down.
My #2018makenine saw some great contenders. Even though six of my choices are dresses (these were already on my to do list or i already have the pattern) Hopefully this year I pull back from the dress makes. Our community is swamped with them from all angles, instead I would like to focus on the basics, and the pieces that are not so glam, but do the hard slog of a wardrobe. I also want to be really considerate over my fabric choices to get the best from the patterns.
1. I am Patterns – Cassiopee 2. Megan Nielsen – Acacia 3. Mimi G – #8392
4. Trend Patterns – 70s Dress 5. Daughters of Style – knit dress 6. Megan Neilson – Karri
7. Dp Studio – Le 604 8. By Hand London – Sabrina 9. Sewliberated – Metamorphic Dress
Also I have made some headway into my blogging. With the return of the sun in the sky I have managed to photograph everything I have had stored in my drafts section of the blog. So over the next few weeks you will probably end up seeing most of my December makes roll out, maybe with some edits on what and How i have been wearing them.
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