Friday, February 21, 2020

Sewing Plans and Preoccupations

Along with some of the social sewing I've been doing recently, I've been trying to get busy with some other projects. This what I'm working on now, and hoping to get done before the end of the month!

I've cut a Burda dress from this very cool knit fabric. It's like a glen plaid, and has a black flocked print on the thin grey knit base.

But look a little closer, and that print gets even more interesting!

I'm using a magazine pattern from September 2019 that I've had my eye on since I received that issue; there's a self belt that I am hoping will work out in this fabric as well.

I'm also on the verge of cutting out my #BHMPatternDesigners project, a floral Khaliah Ali top, Simplicity 2230.

That should take me to the end of the month!

I am also planning on tracing out a few more patterns from some of my Burda magazines, especially a skirt from the May 2019 issue for the monthly challenge at the Stratford Garment Guild - which is just to make any skirt of your choice.

Something else that is sewing related and super fun is that I found a collection of notions and a stack of patterns at my thrift store this week. I haven't found much of anything for a long time so this was a nice surprise! The notions are already dispersed to various storage spots (some bias binding, rick rack, hooks and eyes, and a belt kit) but here are the patterns:

So Star Trek!

I am planning on trying out the McCalls 3330 first -- in the jumper view, of course!

How about you? What does your sewing queue look like? Have you had any great sewing supply scores recently?


  1. Love that cool fabric, looking forward to your finished project!

    1. I hope that the print will match up well enough to wear this! I love the fabric so have my fingers crossed.

  2. Love your choice of fabric, so interesting. 'Jumpers' or pinafore dresses are just so popular at the moment. I am almost temted to try one.

    1. Aren't they? I've never really liked them much...but suddenly I love them!


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