Wow, February was a short but such an intense sewing month! As I told you before the theme of the month seemed to be secrecy and that made the sewing really thrilling. Even more thrilling was the grand finale of the month: the Moneta Party! Read all about it below:
The 2017 Secret Valentine Exchange
For my Secret Valentine I made a reversible tote bag and a coin purse. I wanted to sew both for a long time and I had a great time doing so. The tote bag came together very easily but I struggled more with the coin purse. Even after making one for practice I kept struggling with attaching the fabric to the frame. But a handmade gift can afford some imperfection, can’t it?
I consider myself lucky that I could test the latest pattern of Sew This Pattern. It was a bit challenging but I like that because you can use your skills and the result gives you a lot of satisfaction. I used some vintage cotton fabric I had in my collection. When you live in the Northern hemisphere and you test a pattern from a designer of the Southern hemisphere then you have to brave the cold to make some pictures. But I’m really looking forward to wearing this Summer dress in the Summer!
The self-drafted skirt for the pattern drafting class
I’m so enjoying this pattern drafting class that I’m taking. Our first homework was to draft a block for a straight skirt. Mine turned out to be a bit too small so I have to make some alterations for next class.
The sewing community had a blast of a Moneta Party. Sewing together a Moneta dress was really very stimulating. I had great fun. Read all about it here.
The Saunio cardigan for the SewMyStyle project.
The second project of SewMyStyle was the Saunio cardigan of Named Clothing. This pattern is a little out of my comfort zone but I accepted the challenge.
I made it in a loosely woven linen with a woven print and lengthened the bodice with 13 cm. It came together very easy except for the sleeves. The front of the sleeve cap needed easing in and it shows. Also, for me, the sleeves were a little too narrow and I widened them as much as my seam allowance let me. But I still think there is something not really right with the design of the sleeves.
At first I wasn’t thrilled with the result but after wearing it a day it grew on me.
Did I finish any WIP’s? No! Did I create new WIP’s? No! So the score remains 6 WIP’s.
What are my sewing plans for this month?
- First, I would like to sew a Moneta dress for my daughter.
- Second, the finalization of my self-drafted pattern for the straight skirt.
- Third, the March project of Sew My Style: the Virginia leggings of Megan Nielsen
- Fourth, the Falda Jacket of Pattern Fantastique. It is one of my 2017MakeNine.
- And last—this is a keeper—I really would like to finish at least one of my WIP’s.
What are your sewing plans for March?