My own feeling on my sewing in this year is that it didn’t make for a lot of new, wearable garments. I declared a lot as wadders, or have long periods of sewing very little. I said it before, it’s the way it is, the way life is. But I would very much like to have my old enthousiasm back, trying new things, new patterns, new techniques, try to knock off a garment etc. I thought it might be a good idea to make a little plan, to get really started again (and don’t hold me up to it, it’s very subject to change ;))
- new tops, knits and woven (I need some brighter colors in my winter wardrobe, the amount of black tops is huge),. On the list are definitely this top from the latest Ottobre woman magazine
and this one, the Jenny shirt from StyleArc. I only ordered the pattern yesterday, a new pattern company to try! As it must make its way from Australia to Europe, think it will take at least a week to get here.
A lace top, inspired by this post from pdiddly. I will combine a navy lace with some silk I bought in Brussels as under layer and use the Sorbetto top pattern. If there’s enough lace (hope, hope), I might make a cardigan of it too.
- a skirt, knock off from Dries van Nooten, that I published about earlier. Next weekend I will meet a lot of ladies at a fabric market here in The Netherlands (most of them were in Brussels in April too, but also a few new people to meet So looking forward to it ladies!). I defnitely will try to find fabrics for this skirt.
- a pair of jeans. I will join the Lynne’s Jeans sew along, must get me started on jeans. I’ve traced a rtw pair a long time ago to copy it, but never got any further then that.
That’s enough plans for the moment. I hope to finish these before the end of the year. Being optimistic!