|January in my back garden|
I think I am going to keep it nice and easy this year.
I want to sew at least one item a month. As far as possible using fabric from stash and patterns already purchased. I will however perhaps buy new Sewaholic or Colette patterns. I do believe in supporting the independent pattern companies.
I know I want to make the following:
Beignet Skirt with brown striped fabric purchased last summer at Walthamstow Market in London, England.
Blue and red floral / striped Hazel dress, fabric also purchased from Walthamstow Market.
Undies (I purchased a book on drafting your own)
Then I want to make all / most hostess gifts. I am sick of rushing to buy flowers or similar before heading out to a dinner party. I have purchased a Simplicity shopping bag pattern (2806) and plan to make re-usable shopping bags for friends when we get invited out to dinner.
UFOs also need to be looked at. I have to make a descision about finishing the items or tossing them.
Lady Grey jacket – will finish
Boy’s under pants – will finish
Zebra print bra – will finish
Lap top bag – iffy about this one. Will have to think hard!
Red Alma blouse. Love the pattern, wrong fabric perhaps??
Two Amy Butler Origami bags - ???
|This is a "before" shot. Hopefully I can soon show the "after' one soon!!!|
But before all of that happens I have to tidy and re-organize my sewing area. As I have a space in the basement that is out of everyone’s way, it is not the tidiest part of the house!!! I am always so keen to get onto the next project that I don’t tidy up properly.