I got a special notification from WordPress last week: as of July 7th, I’ve been blogging for 2 years!
Sure, I haven’t been too consistent in posting, but I think it’s pretty cool that I’ve been writing about the things I’ve been making for even this long, especially since I had two (three?) failed, flailing starts at blogging before this one stuck.
It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was posting photos of things I’d made on Facebook, and starting to realize that I wanted to say more about them than seemed appropriate for that scene.
Since then, I’ve found a wonderful, supportive community of bloggers that really rock, and have rediscovered Pattern Review as a community of helpful, kind sewists (which, honestly, is where I found many of the aforementioned bloggers). It’s been pretty awesome. Thanks guys. :)
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As for my Mini Wardrobe, things aren’t going super swimmingly, but they aren’t at a total standstill, either. Instead of my pre-prescribed one-at-a-time construction schedule I created in my last post, I’ve prepped three patterns and have cut two out (both skirts).
I’ve finished my McCall’s maxi skirt with overlay and am onto the hand sewing portion of the Burda skirt (should be done today or tomorrow). We don’t have much planned for this coming weekend (that I know of…LOL), so I’m hoping I can knock out the cardi and get started on the last two.
Here are some rando sneak peeks of the Burda:
(curtain on topic 2; commence topic 3)
I’ve been thinking about being purposeful in my sewing, and how useful making goals has been for me (such as the mini wardrobe contest). However, I mostly find myself sewing for the season I’m in rather than for the upcoming season. Because of this, some of the garments I make don’t get much wear until that season rolls around the next year.
Basically, I would like to start sewing for Autumn in Summer, Winter in Autumn, etc. But, who am I kidding? Sewing pretty little cotton and rayon dresses and flirty skirts are way more fun than the encapsulating garments needed here for Fall and Winter.
Plus, sewing for the season ahead means I might not be able to wear what I’ve sewn when it’s finished because it may not be the correct temperature outside, which then puts off the instant gratifying thrill of being able to wear the finished garment now. These are the reasons why I fail to sew in a more productive and garment-wear-maximizing way.
Which season do you sew for and why? If you sew for the season ahead, how many months before the season do you make the switch?