Saturday, March 31, 2012

Project Review 2012: March

I was a bit late finishing the second project for Sew Colette: the Pastille Dress.  Overall, I really like it and I am pleased with the two-tone look and fit. If I were to make Pastille again, I would definitely try a full skirt version.

Victory Patterns' Chloe
The response to the Victory Patterns feature and giveaway was incredible!  I am delighted to say that lovely Kristiann gifted me with a pattern of my choice and, after much deliberating, I chose Chloe.  I want to make both a woven and knit version.

I am quite pleased with my first item for That's Sew Cinematic: Lady Edith's Blouse.   The fabric is a lovely soft poly-blend, which was slightly slippery to work with at times.  Despite tendencies to fray like mad, I love the blouse and think it's a nice nod to Lady Edith's style.

It was an absolute treat to review the pretty Bali Ha'i dress from Shabby Apple and the beautiful Pink Safari Separates from Tess Designs.  All items are wonderful to wear; comfortable and flattering and have already had outings on their own!  If you're looking for quality items with a vintage feel, I would highly recommend both Shabby Apple and Tess Designs!

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

I have also finished a second outfit for That's Sew Cinematic, based on Larita's trousers and Linda's tunic.  I need to wait until the weather clears up before venturing outside for photographs.  I made another version of Simplicity 3673, which is one of my favourites, that involved both stash-busting and a bit of Franken Pattern-ing.

My Year-to-Date Handmades:
Tops: 5
Skirts: 3
Dresses: 3

For April, I would like to make the following:

  1. Taffy Blouse for Sew Colette 
  2. Lady Mary's Armistice blouse and walking skirt for That's Sew Cinematic
  3. Renfrews!

What did you make in March?  What are your plans for April?  Has spring finally arrived or are you welcoming fall?


Stephanie Lynn said...

I'm currently working on Lady Mary's Garden Party dress and hat for Easter. Fingers crossed that school lets up a bit so I have time to finish it!

Johanna said...

My plans for April are humble- finish one garment. Hah, I'm so slow :) Your garments are so nice!

liza jane said...

Your hair is so incredibly awesome!

Sølvi said...

You are so productive this year, Sarah! I feel like I haven´t been able to do anything this year, although I know it isn´t true, I just haven´t blogged it yet! :-) My plans for April is to sew some shirts for my man, and to dive into the TSC- garments. :-)

Debi said...

Love your plans for April!! I'm going to be working on a Marlene Dietrich inspired outfit, an outfit for the Project 1912 (and downton inspired) and hopefully another cinematic make. YAY!

Catherine said...

Hi Sarah, my April plans are to make a denim skirt and another Pastille dress. I made another Truffle on the weekend. This time in wool and fully lined and with no ruffle / drape. I wanted to make a work tunic where I can wear shirts underneath. It worked a treat and came together very quickly.

Becky said...

My gosh, your productivity puts me to shame! I just posted my March roundup. For April, my sewing goals are to finish the jacket I didn't quite manage to finish in March, take my Craftsy jeans-making class, and possibly knock out a quick knit dress or refashion. I also have a couple of knitting projects I'd like to make some progress on.

Miss Crayola Creepy said...

You are busy!!!!!! I love your roundups!

Meg the Grand said...

fabulous work, my dear!! I'm excited to see your blouse and trousers! These round-ups are wonderful :)

Alessa said...

Good work on your plans! I'm still in love with your two-toned Pastille!

Mommy en France said...

So impressed! You've made so much already this year and all so pretty! And I have to say it again - I love, love, love your hair.