28 January 2011

In which I set some goals

Because I've been thinking about sewing clothes for a while now, I've already built up a nice small stash of fabrics over the past year. It seems that I'm already addicted to fabric buying, so I'll have to exercise some control or this hobby could get very costly!

Here's what I have planned for my first few projects.

The Colette Crepe dress
I joined Gertie's Crepe sew along, but with Christmas and a two-week holiday, I've not made much progress. I was a bit intimidated by some of the fitting issues other sewers had, but fortunately my muslin seems to fit fine. I just need to add 1.5" length. I'm using this fabric:
It has a lovely drape and although I loved the print when I bought it, I'm not so sure it will look that great made up. We'll see.

The BurdaStyle Jenny skirt
I've been so inspired by the wonderful Jenny skirts out there: Stitchywitch, Tilly and Karen have made some beautiful versions, as has Sunni (I'll be following her sew along). I simply must have one of my own! I'll be using this cotton sateen:

And if all goes well, perhaps another in this navy wool crepe:

Nani Iro top (Simplicity 2593)
 I'll probably make view B, without the collar or sleeves, using this:
It's an aubergine colour, even though it looks quite brown here.

The rest of the stash
I've picked up some lovely Liberty lawn fabrics on sale (oh how I love Liberty prints), but I'm going to wait until I'm more confident before touching these. I'll probably use them for dresses.

So that's what I've got in mind. Now I have to find the time to do it all in!

speak soon!

3 January 2011

hello blogland!

hello hello! I love sewing. Correction: I love reading blogs about sewing, and having spent the past year reading the wonderful blogs of so many of the talented sewists out there, I've finally taken the plunge. This year I am actually going to do it - I am going to learn to sew properly! woopwoop! And I'll be blogging along the way, in part to keep myself motivated, and in part to get help and inspiration from the rest of you out there.

So, hello 2011! hello blogland! speak soon!