Instead of doing a review of my 2017 sewing; the good the bad and the ugly sort of thing, I’m showing things I made but never photographed (until now) and hence never blogged. I bet a lot of you do this too – make stuff, wear it but just never get around to taking pretty pictures and writing about them. I can’t promise pretty pictures here either……and fabric sources, exact patterns, modifications and alterations will be pretty scant as I can’t remember all the details. Additionally, please forgive me for poor styling, lack of shoes, un-ironed and creases – there were A LOT of wardrobe changes!
Self drafted Breton top and
Pirate pencil skirt and scarf
Vogue 9268 dress
Bootstrap gathered halter top
Vogue 1477 twisted top tunic/dress
Vogue 1215 (Chado ralph rucci OOP) chartreuse spotty shirt without shirt tails
Vogue 1215 grey silk shirt, shirt tails and tucks
Vogue 1215 white cotton shirt without tucks
StyleArc Hazel brown wool flecked jumper with modified neckline and welt pocket
….worn with RTW brown wool trousers – altered to cropped and in-seam side pockets added.
I’ve been reading with interest all the sewing reviews 2017 and more importantly the plans and schemes for sewing 2018.
Stashbusting, Competitions, Only sewing indie patterns, Only sewing Burda, Only sewing Marfy, Finishing UFOs, Resolutions to not-buy-anymore-fabric, Resolutions to use the patterns I already have (HA HA HA!) and loads of other challenges – all very inspiring and motivating. I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll watch or stalk.
Finally, if you’re stuck for something to sew or need some ideas then I’d like to bring your attention to a French site – United Patterns. They bring together all the indie pattern companies in one place; Jeanne has done all the legwork, all you have to do is peruse the offerings. United Patterns does not sell the patterns but has all the links you need so that you can.
Thank you once again for your continued support and encouragement; your funny, complementary and critical comments; reading and writing and sewing.
A very Happy New Year to you all!
Health, happiness and lots of successful sewing