Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Behind but catching up

WOW... it is Feb 6th and it looks like I am already behind the sewing gun. The ladies in this fearless challenge are way too advanced, I am in awe.  I am happy to get 2-3 things done this month. It would help if I did not have to put in 60 hours at my 40 hour a week job :).

Put I have picked my first project for February. A simple dress SIMPLICITY 2894 .  I have made a few things before, but this time I want to take my time and be detailed and finish professionally.  The last couple of things I made started out great but I get lazy and just want it to be finished. I am using muslin to start. I probably don't need it, but as a plus size its better to try then to make too small. 

I have two fabrics that I can not decided between. 

 A: is a pretty Pink and Green paisley pattern.

 B:Brown and white pattern but is an amazing quality fabric picked up in Orlando.

As I see the pattern come together I will decide between the two.  I should be completed by the weekend and should have decided on the next pattern to use. I say a jean pattern used on another blog. Many I will try my hand at denim. I have a lot of it from tote bags I used to create.

After this I would like to create a shirt, one pair of pants, and one maxi dress. Can you every have too many maxi dresses? If I can learn to make them really well, there will be no stopping me. I joined the Join the Challenge: Sew Your Own Wardrobe For a Year!

I hope to be able to have a few things in my sewing treasure chest by the start of April. So Please send all the encouragement to me :)

Sewing my own clothes has me obsessed with shoes - not like I was not before :) but I wonder if this is a side affect? 



  1. I'm proud of you accepting the challenge. You will create wonderful garments this year. You have a true passion for sewing. Enjoy the journey!!!

  2. You go girl, you will be fine and there are lots of support in the blogland if you need any. Thanks for your comment on my jacket

  3. Hurray! I am so glad you have joined the challenge. I'll be cheering you on. I don't have even one Maxi dress. I'll have to put that on my list. I can't wait to see which fabric you choose. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog.

    1. Thank you for the support. Ran out of time for the maxi, but it is still on my to do list! Your skills are amazing , how do you have the time and the patience. :)