Do sewing plans really help you focus? Back in March I wrote about my spring plans. Nothing very ambitious as I only picked 3 main projects for my spring/summer list: Coco by Schnittchen patterns, Wenoma by Named & Bruyere by Deer & Doe. From which I had accomplished two, and considering I got married around that time I’m pretty happy with my sewing progress.
Back in September Sew Crafty sewing journal was launched and I was a lucky recipient of one. A fill-in notebook isn’t new on the market but I welcome the idea of a handy and simple sewing journal to fill project details. A place to add swatches, sketch ideas, add photos and gather a list of suppliers. Beyond the fun element of planning each design,having a written plan helps me visualise my future closet. Including how all the new clothes could work with the old ones. That’s why you seen so many basics and solid colours. I been working hard on focusing on my personal style. About my winter plans:I already completed both the fall turtleneck (which has been a favourite in-rotation item) and my Olivia wrap dress which I’m wearing for New Years. The mimosa culottes became a wip back in September since I didn’t like the fit (too big). I’m fiddling with the design now.
The Sew Crafty journal is on their first edition; with lots of potential as they are actually very open to feedback. The details to fill-in feels almost like a pre-blog notes. I wished I had one when I was a beginner sewist to take to sewing classes with me. To look back at all I learned with each project. Talking about plans and sewing classes, did I mention I’m attending two amazing lingerie classes next year.
Bra Making with Madalynne: London // May 21 + 22 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM // New Craft Society in London, England. Students will make a full band, underwire bra.
School of Sewing with Alison Smith// March 30 from 10:00 AM to 4 PM//Ashby de la Zouch
I don’t think It needs mentioning that I’m sewing bras next year, right? Bras and jeans took the sewing community by storm and I’m totally late to the party. What’s on your sewing plans?