I have decided that I need some motivation to get me back into some garment sewing, and I saw this and thought I would give it a try. I enjoyed the camaraderie and support from previously joining a flickr group and so am looking forward to see how other people challenge themselves alongside my own sewing challenge.
The sew along challenge can be found written in full here. There are 7 categories in total, but I am going to be sensible and am aiming to complete 4. So without further ado, here are my Autumn Sewing plans:
Under the category of Baby It's Cold Outside, I am going to make a Harris tweed waistcoat. I already have the tweed as well as a blazer/jacket pattern that I can use if I leave out the sleeves. I just need to find a gorgeous fabric to line it with.
My third chosen category will be Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather, a garment for below the waist. I shall make a self-drafted skirt with a waistband and tucks for work. No thick material required as the heating is very effective where I work, so I will probably make it in cotton, unless I am tempted by corduroy whilst online shopping for the navy knit!
|I may use the fabric on the right for my skirt.|
The last category I shall tackle if I get a chance is Chic Chemises for Cool Climates, which is basically a top of any description. For this I think instead of making something new I shall re-work the sleeves, shoulders and collar of a knitted jacket that I made but was very disappointed with the final fit. It's a Debbie Bliss pattern, and I had no idea at the time that she purposely designs her patterns to have excessive ease. Not just normal wearing ease but 80s boxy shoulders, wearing your Dad's clothes kind of ease. I won't be knitting her patterns ever again, but I would like to rescue this one item from the bin if I can.
So there you have it, my sewing plans for the next two months. Here is a link to the flickr group, just in case you were thinking of joining in too, and the link to the original idea is in my sidebar on the right, or you can click here.