As usual, I have a ton of projects to tackle and not enough time to finish them. These past few weeks have been pretty hectic for Jhonny and me, and I’m finding it hard to juggle a full time job, friends and family time, and creative projects. Hopefully, I can pull myself together and start sewing like a mad lady again.
I am currently working on a few projects that I hope to have up on here in the next few weeks before I can start on any of these. The hubs and I will be away for a weekend in April, and I’m hoping many of these items will be finished by then so I can wear them on the trip!
It wasn’t until last week that I realized I had not ventured very far into my sewing journey. I mean, it’s only been a little over a year, so I can’t be that surprised. However, I was a bit disappointed to discover I’ve only tried to sew dresses and skirts. Maybe I’m a bit of an over-achiever, but this is unacceptable! I need to constantly be learning new skills and challenging myself. How am I ever going to have a completely handmade wardrobe if I don’t know how to sew pants, jackets, underwear, etc.?!
April will be a huge month for my sewing skills and confidence. I will either end the month in tears and feeling disappointed with the many fails, or I’m going to feel like I just vanquished He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The stakes are high!!
The first thing on my list is Burda Style 6463 in this chocolate/white plaid from Mood Fabrics. I have this idea for an outfit inspired by one of my favorite book series of all time. However, because I live in Florida, it needs to be very lightweight or else the moment I step outside you are going to see me curled up on the ground in a pool of my own sweat. This suiting fabric from Mood Fabrics ticks all the boxes for me. It’s dreamily soft while being perfectly airy and light; when I sew it up and put it own I will feel light as a feather (subtle hint!). I still need to find a lining fabric for this guy, so if anyone has any suggestions, you know where to find me!
Next thing in store is this DIY backpack kit by Niizo. Fun fact: I almost NEVER carry a purse. Ever since my first time abroad I’ve only carried backpacks. They have plenty of pockets to keep me organized, and they are easy to carry when you are running through the train station because you have 30 seconds to catch the next train. Unless I’m going to a nice event where a backpack would seem inappropriate, I carry my life in a backpack. Nearly purse-less free since 2011!
I’ve had this kit in my possession for a few months. To be honest, whenever I think about sewing it up, fear holds me back. However, I really want to take this with me on our travels, so now is the time to conquer that fear! Besides, there’s no good reason for me to be afraid. All of the materials are here and ready to go! This bag will be birthed in April, and I cannot wait for my little bundle of joy.
Maybe I’m setting myself up for failure with this, but I’m attempting to draft my own pattern for a cute, black corduroy skirt using the A Skirt A Day book I got for Christmas. I have drafted a pattern before for a box pleated skirt, which actually turned out great! (If I do say so myself).
I don’t know why I’m so nervous – perhaps since I’m trying so many new things I’m worried my sewing mojo (or should I say sewjo) will run out. You know what – who cares! I’ve done it before, and I can do it again!
And of course I will sew up the Sew Over It Nancy Dress in this gorgeous rayon crepe from Indiesew. For some reason, it showed up royally blue on my camera, so for a better reference you can check it out on their website. This has a lovely drape and looks perfect for a swing dress. Woot, woot!
Those are my sewing plans for the time being, but who knows? I have a huge fabric stash right now, and I may find after sewing one of these I am inspired to create something else. I’ve been talking to a few people on Instagram about the Ginger jeans by Closet Case Patterns, and I’m super tempted to sew up a pair in a gray stretch denim to go with my jacket. PLUS, I just received the new Tilly and the Buttons book, today! AHHHH! There are just so many options!
Anyways, I would love to hear about what other people are sewing whether it be apparel for themselves, for others, or even home decor. Let me know!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,