I sewed 19 yards this month! (well...I sewed 17 and gave away 2)
- Burda Mag Illusion jacket - 3 yards (colorful boucle and black ponte)
- S2826 pajamas for K - 1 yard (zebra)
- S1619 capris for DD - 1 yard (black ponte)
- S1416 bra top (3 of them!) - 2.25 yards (chambray, madras, b/w polka-dot)
- S2601 pants (2) - 2.25 yards (b/w ponte, black ponte)
- S1916 tops (2) - 2.25 yards (blue animal print, black/tan lace print)
- No pattern used pencil skirt - 2/3 yard (black/tan lace print)
- Burda Mag 11/2012 top - 1 yard (pink b/w stripe)
- S1430 shorts - 1 yard (black sateen)
- Burda Mag 02/2014 skirt - 1.25 yards (denim)
- Lekala skirt - 1.25 yard (khaki twill)
- Blog giveaway - 2 yards (white gauze)
I swear I am mailing the packages. They have been in my tote bag since forever. I am sorry!!!
**Thanks to Vanessa's super helpful comment, I will add 'fave of the month' to my wrap ups. This should also be interesting when I evaluate how things are wearing and at year end.
April's favorite make: Simplicity 2061 knit pants. Seriously love 'em!
How many yards of fabric did I ADD this month? Well...Uhmm...you see...
24 yards. And nearly 6.5 of that is my daughters (see below). Parity. Again!
Stop being a Faker McFakerton. You do not know how to fabric fast. You cannot resist the allure of a new, pretty fabric. Right now you want to order some of that awesome emerald greenish ponte on FM. Because it would be awesome. Awesome as a blazer. Oooh...a knit blazer. Uhmm...Yeah. You suck at not buying fabric.
I am actually not going to spend
I am determined to get the girl interested in sewing while she's still young. Determined!! She needs a dress for a banquet and I had her go through the stash to find what she liked. Knowing I didn't have her size in the patterns she was choosing, I was really just getting a feel for what she liked (and didn't like).
|Vogue 8848 for knits|
|McCall's 6886 for knits|
|Simplicity 1654 for wovens|
|McCall's 6504 for wovens|
- Higher neckline required
- Sleeves were a must
- Approximately knee length
- 3 of 4 patterns chosen were flared skirts
So, I have decided on S1699 for her woven fabric
I think this dress accomplishes everything, well, and I have her size in the pattern I own. Also, I can work up a quick muslin of the bodice since it's only a few pieces.
As for the knit, I chose the Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo.
The Vogue dress has those crazy seams (cute but not right now). The McCall's pattern goes together QUICKLY but I do not have her size and that pattern is really designed to be figure hugging. I don't think she'd like that when it's on her body. I might use the pattern for a t-shirt for her though...
((This child actually told me to "make all 4 dresses" and she'd choose which one she wanted to wear. Uhmm. No.))
I told her she could pick her fabric. To SR Harris we went!
|You know I couldn't resist. Cotton shirting in white with a black/red circle pattern, cotton voile in something close to radiant orchid, cotton voile in a not-quite-celadon green, an awesome printed chiffon from the $2 bin for a scarf.|
And a fabric shopping "selfie"! :-)
OOOOH, lastly (sorry for a mega post)
I, Nakisha, of www.sewcraftychemist.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2014