That's Sew Cinematic
March - June 2012
TSC had been a project that had been floating around in my head for quite some time and the opportunity to host with Meg, Debi, Veronica, and Solvi was an absolute treat! I want to thank everyone who participated and made this sew-along so fun and inspiring.
My favourite makes of the sew-along are Meg's Dirk Diggler tuxedo jacket (I giggled while typing that!), Debi's Marlene Dietrich suit, Stephanie's Lady Mary Flower Show Dress, and Jenny's Lady Mary's Flower Show Dress (Yes, I love this dress!) The best news? To find out that lovely Veronica and her Husbie are expecting their first baby!
From my original plan, I completed 5 garments: Lady Edith's Blouse, Linda's Tunic, Larita's Trousers, Lady Mary's Flower Show Dress, and Lady Mary's Walking Skirt. With the advent of Sew Colette 2.0, I laid aside my plan to make the Oolong dress and was, sadly, unable to find any comparable fabrics for Audrey's outfit. Lady Mary's Armistice Blouse has made an appearance in my Fall & Winter Sewing Plans.
My Franken Pattern Pledge, introduced in March 2012, has been going well. With the exception of patterns purchased for Sew Colette 2.0 (only Hazel to date), I have been really sticking with my resolve to use and reuse/rework what I have. I have even been attempting to calculate points earned, but need to do this more consistently.
In addition to this crazy dress, which falls under my category of 'fun' sewing, I made several short-sleeved Renfrews, as well as a dress version; an appliqued faux circle skirt, a blue floral Pendrell blouse, and several more Sorbettos to add my my growing collection. I really am beginning to think my Sorbetto collection deserves its own post!
January - May 2012
The Sew Colette Sew-Along has to be one of my very favourite sewing projects I've ever done. I really enjoyed co-hosting this with my friend, Erin, as well as getting to 'meet' a wealth of new sewists and bloggers. I was especially touched to have Sarai's support! The whole experience was amazing and I am delighted that through your positive feedback, Sew Colette 2.0 was born!
Out of the five patterns in the handbook, my personal favourites are:
1. My Meringue skirt, which I wear on a weekly basis, and am planning on making one in coral stretch denim after my fabric shopping extravaganza with Gillian.
2. My Pastille dress, which I love more than ever since I now self-line the bodice (bye bye facings!) and attach a full skirt, rather than fitted.
3. My Truffle dress. My muslin is pictured above and I still need to deliver a lace version. My original plan was scuppered after a disaster with the iron.
Summer Spark Sew-Along
June 1 - July 1 2012
I love, love my refashioned pool wrap dress that I made for this projects! It is comfortable, cool, and the fit is just what I was hoping for. Mr. Friday loves it, too, as he loves me in bright colours; dark pink and lime being two of his favourites.
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While I consider my summer sewing coming to a close, with the exception of my Sew Colette 2.0 items, I do have a few summer projects planned for Miss Friday, as well as a Negroni for Mr. Friday.
And afterwards? Why, shopping for double knit for warm and cozy fall dresses during our next sewing blogger meet-up!