It’s finally Friday and I’m more than relieved that this week is finally over. The past few days were extremely stressful for me and my anxiety really kicked my butt. Every time this happens and I feel like the whole world is spiraling around me, the only thing that helps me keep some level of my sanity is sewing. I put my headphones on, watch Netflix (currently obsessed with @queereye ) and immerse myself to a project for hours. Or if I don’t feel like reading instructions, I will have a massive cutting session while listening to a podcast.
This time was no exception. The weather has been absolutely horrible (which didn’t help with my stress at all) and so we had to stay inside every evening of the week. I went a bit crazy and cut out a few projects in one evening and then the following days I sewed them up. The first 4 things that I made were Ogden camis. This pattern is sooo easy to make and requires so little fabric, that I took advantage of all my scraps and off-cuts and turned them into camisoles. You couldn’t go wrong with it even if you wanted to 🙂
Then I made two Tilly and the Buttons patterns. The first one was the Joni dress, a pattern from her new book “Stretch” that I had cut out weeks ago. I even filmed a “Sew with me” video for it, which you’ll see very soon, but -spoiler alert!- I LOVE this dress.
And then I finally made a Marigold jumpsuit. After launching our Abi jumpsuit, I became addicted to this type of garment and really want to try more versions with different fabrics than jersey. I used a light blue fabric from my stash and I really like how it turned out. I haven’t hemmed it yet, hence the lack of photos, and I also want to adjust the length of the ties again, so I’ll have to unpick that part.
Next on the sewing queue is the Crystal Cove Cami by Itch to Stich. I have cut it out already using some leftover fabric from my stash. I can’t wait to try this out, not only because I love the back detail but also because it has bust darts. Expect to see this one really soon!
I have also started working on my Simplicity 8084 pattern. It is almost finished, but I reached the point where you have to construct the hidden button placket and I feel like I need a very clear head when I’m going to tackle this, haha!
And then I have some selfless sewing planned. Jim has been asking me to make him some T-shirts for ages and I finally caved. I’ve been avoiding that for moths, because he is so hard to please when it comes to clothing. But he convinced me, so we contacted Mark from Girl Charlee to help us choose the right fabrics for a man. Jim specifically asked me to get fabrics that have no shine on them, which is something usual to drapey jerseys and I’m so thankful that Mark guided me to choose the right type. The parcel arrived this week and so far he really liked the prints and the quality. Yaaaay!! I am going to film a separate vlog for this little adventure and also write a blog post with the links to all the fabrics and patterns, in case you need to get some for the men in your life. So stay tuned for more info on that.
As if all of the above weren’t enough, I have a few more WIPs cut out and waiting for me. I’m embarrassed to admit that they’ve been waiting for me to sew them up for an entire year so I really need to make them this summer. And I’m also working frantically on finishing my pink collection, so your girl is a very busy bee! What can I say, I love having many projects on the go as it keeps me motivated and allows me to jump from one another if I get bored or hit a… sewing obstacle!
I hope you enjoyed seeing what’s on my sewing table. Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments below, I would LOVE to see.
Until the next time, happy sewing!