This winter I’m joining a bunch of other talented seamsters in the Stitcher’s Guild’s Sewing with a Plan 2012 challenge. We’re all making eleven garments from tried-and-true patterns. Unfortunately, I don’t have any. My goal is to discover several TNTs over the course of the challenge through proper fitting, and here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
This month my progress slowed down a bit for the Stitcher’s Guild‘s Sewing with a Plan 2012 challenge. I’ve added two more complete garment, the jeans, which I posted on Monday, and the Minoru jacket, which I’ve yet to post. Lastly, I still haven’t contributed much over in the forum part of this challenge, but, again, maybe by April I’ll have found my voice over there.
Here is the current state of my SWAP as I head into March…
Button-Down Shirt w/Collar
- Blouse or shirt (collar is optional)
5. BurdaStyle 5/2011 Bustier Dress with Draped Detail in teal shantung with dragon print cotton lining – currently working on the bodice.
7. Jalie 2908 as skinnies in dark blue denim.
8. Vogue V8156 in gray wool.
Shorts or Capri Pants
- Jacket (jean jacket, windbreaker, hoodie, etc.)
11. Vogue V8435 in teal linen knit.
Coat (suit or sport coat) Overcoat or Raincoat Bathing Suit & Coverup
I hope to finish three items in March to keep on pace for a complete SWAP by the end of April. The bombshell dress won’t be finished until the very end of the SWAP at the current one-video-a-week rate. But, I like taking this Craftsy course at this pace. Each week feels like a mini accomplishment. In fact, I plan to continue this series with the Starlet Jacket once the bombshell dress is complete, essentially at the end of April. Anyone else interested in joining me? Back to the SWAP, I think the silk cowl and linen wrap jacket will be next, leaving the two pairs of pants for the end. I better get sewing!