I had a super fun time sewing the Macaron for Sew Colette 2.0 and next up for October is the Peony dress!
I hadn’t been able to get really excited about the shape of the dress until I considered adding a full skirt to the simple bodice in place of the a-line one as the pattern calls for.
I think it would be great to add a contrasting color band on the skirt. Like this dress from Dear Creatures. Now I’ll just need to make the Anise in a sweet blue to match right?
The schedule for October is:
Week of October 1st: Sew-Along Kick-Off (Muslins, measurements, etc)
Week of October 8th: Fabulous Fit
Week of October 15th: It’s All About Fabric!
Weeks of October 22nd – 31st: Be Our Guest
Week of November 5th: Peony Parade
Who else is joining in?
P.S. The lovely Rochelle featured my Macaron in the parade on her blog and sent me this little badge to proudly display!
I’m currently working my way through my 24 before 25 list and this weekend I got to cross number fifteen off the list by organizing and majorly purging my patterns!
I started out thinking I could put the patterns in page protectors in binders but that turned out not to be a good choice space-wise at all.
So I sorted out patterns I don’t think I will sew or won’t sew a second time and found some pattern boxes at Joanns which allowed me to categorize my patterns. I chose to sort my patterns by type of garment i.e. dresses, tops, jackets, etc.
All my patterns fit into three pattern boxes which currently have a sweet little home between my sewing desk and my cutting table.
I ended up with about half of the original collection! Yay! Now what to do with all the purged patterns??
15.Organize my sewing patterns – Done!
We went out for a little Sunday brunch this morning and I got to wear my finished Macaron.
I think she turned out beautifully and it’ll be easy to transition into Arizona’s so called “winter” with a pair of tights and a little cardigan.
It was a little sad to finally fold up my pattern and tuck it away but I can’t wait to find out what the next Sew Colette 2.0 project will be!
So after my birthday which was back in April I started making my list for the things I’d like to accomplish this year before I turn a quarter of a century old. I finally got around to perfecting the list and thought I should post it here for a bit of accountability. I’ll try marking off each item as I accomplish them.
- Draft a pattern from scratch
- Visit NY
- Visit my seester in her new home
- Go camping
- Get a new fancy bike and ride her all over
- Get a tattoo, obviously sewing themed
- Create a pretty sewing studio
- Host a holiday party
- Go on a picnic
- Make a quilt maybe for said picnic
- Sell all of my junk
- Dress up and go out for a fancy night with friends
- Take a train ride
- Read a book out loud with Tim
- Organize my sewing patterns
- Do some volunteering
- Visit San Francisco again and on this trip convince Tim we should move there
- Take more pictures of everyday life
- Go to more shows – music, art, and comedy
- Visit Chicago
- Sew more staple items especially for work
- Take time with my Grandma and review our family history
- Purge my closet and keep the one of a kind items
- Make an Arizona bucket list and start working on it
- Be more me! This one means dressing the way I want to not just throwing something on and doing the things I’ve always wanted to!
So my lovely other half has invited me to be his date to his upcoming high school reunion and it’s a few weeks away. That means I may have time to sew up a cute frock instead of having to go out and purchase anything off the rack.
The issue is I’m not exactely sure what the heck to wear/make.
Any of these look good?
Or something completely different?
So help a girl out and lay some of your ideas on me!
Here is my version of the vintage gingham dress I spotted on Etsy. I used a super similar little pale blue gingham lined in pale blue as well. I think the fit turned out pretty well despite not being 100% happy with darts but whats new.
The pattern only calls for lining the bodice but I went ahead and flat lined the skirt to prevent any fashion faux pas. I’m not sure if any other sewers feel the same but I remember when I first started sewing and I despised when something called for a lining and now I try to manipulate patterns in order to add a lining… oh growing up into a real adult sewer is fun!
My photographer extraordinaire was trying to get some new poses so logically he told me to look natural and lean into the bush. I think it looks pretty great!
All I need to complete the ensemble are some sparkly red shoes and a good ‘ol tornado! Maybe we could skip the tornado.
In other news I am becoming an extreme fabric and sewing supply hoarder eek! Does anyone know any crafty ladies or gents in the Phoenix area who could take some supplies off my hands?
Now onto my final draft of the Macaron!
I feel like I got super lucky with the fit on the Macaron! I cut the four and the four it shall be.
I think the only change I will make is to lengthen the hem a bit to make it work appropriate since my muslin has no hem at all!
Were you as lucky as me with your fit?