Friday, March 26, 2010
Of course, there are lots of patterns and things out there that make me gasp with their awfulness, but there will be no bashing on this blog.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Being a part of Pattern Review.com has been a great source of inspiration, encouragement and information as I work to improve my sewing skills. Each year, Pattern Review has sewing contests for its members. I have participated in a few of the wardrobe contests in the past couple of years.
Starting today, I will try to complete another that I am calling "A Complementary Capsule." I have one month to create four garments that can be combined to make four different looks. This is called a "mini-wardrobe." (I'll write more about wardrobe planning and sewing in another post.) My plan includes a jacket, mini-dress, pants and knit top. My colors include navy blue, dark denim, and coral (the thread color is called "flamingo" :) Love it!).
I have fabric and patterns for three of the garments and need to purchase the fabric for the mini-dress. My goal for this week is to get everything cut out that I can. I still have a pair of pants on the sewing table that I want to finish before I begin sewing anything new. We'll see how it goes.