Summertime! I’m sewing up a storm! Except… none of it feels blogworthy.
Here’s what I’ve sewn lately:
A beige bra. Dyed the elastic with coffee, and forgot to use different pattern pieces for right and left, therefore, it’s quadraboobing on one side. Whatever. Wearable.
Underwear. Two pairs with elastic lace which isn’t strong enough, and therefore they give me a wedgie. 4 pairs with fold-over elastic that turns out to be more stretchy and less elastic than the FOE I’ve bought in the past… came out all wobbly. Wearable.
Hudson pants. Made with a stretch woven which in no way has enough drape for this pattern. Realised immediately after finishing that they look like the horrible polyester work pants I had to wear at fast food jobs in the 90’s.
Sallie culottes. Used a crepe double knit to make mid-calf culottes with the pants from the Sallie jumpsuit. The crotch curve is not suited to a more yoga-pant fit at the waist, and the length makes me look shorter and wider.
3 projects for Cali Fabric’s blog, which I love but can’t blog yet.
How exciting, right???
I’ve also been sewing samples for my t-shirt class this weekend, and thinking through how best to explain things… breaking in 2 new pairs of Croc sandals, including the leopard ones above. (My husband asked yesterday when I decided to like leopard, and I think we all have Jungle January to blame/thank for that! My current thought on leopard is that, like khaki green, it works perfectly for accessories because it complements the colours in my palette without actually being part of my colour palette. Therefore, it will always “go”, but never be too “matchy matchy”!)
I even went fabric shopping with a budget to binge-buy fabric, and left 2 stores empty-handed before buying some not-amazing $4 knits. When you immediately try to gussy up a fabric with Sharpies, it probably means you shouldn’t have bought it! Oh well.
None of that is what I meant to blog about today… but turns out my brain really likes to blog sequentially! Now that these less-then-thrilling projects have been recorded, I can blog about my next dress, which I quite like. Also coming up is an update on Sewing Dares and who has finished what!
How’s your sewjo and blogjo? Going strong or faltering mid-season?