I didn't post on my regular days last week -- what with work and the world, I was distracted and busy, and haven't got much sewing or writing done at all! But I'm starting to work on a few things so thought I'd just share a couple of the projects underway in my sewing room currently.
As I mentioned previously, I've signed up for the Burda Teacher Certification Course this fall, and have been working away at it. I finished my first two projects but then stalled a little on getting going on the third one, a dress -- which is odd since that is my most common type of project!
I'm trying to use stash fabrics for my sewing this fall though, and I wasn't feeling any of it. This weekend I went through some of my stash again, and decided that the retro style of the dress will be perfect for this super bright leopard print sateen, and just like that, I'm feeling like sewing again.
I also spent some of last week tracing off more Burda patterns from recent magazine issues. I'm hoping to get a few of the cold weather designs made up quickly enough to wear them this year! I have the cover dress from the November issue and a long sleeved pullover dress from the October issue traced and now just have to match up some of my fabric to these styles.
Plus I've been going through Instagram and other sewing related social media, and have found a huge number of challenges, sewalongs, and contests that are appealing to me...but I have to find time and decide which ones I might actually be able to do.
First of all, though, I must finish my project for the Literary Sewing Circle. I can't neglect to finish the item for my own sewalong, after all! I have traced off my pattern and am just trying to decide which fabric to use for this dress...more will be revealed soon. I hope that you had a chance to read along with us in this round featuring Louise Erdrich's The Night Watchman, and that you've enjoyed the posts if so; and of course, that you'll make a project too if you can.
I hope everyone's sewjo survives this week and that we still have the luxury of time and mental space to sew when it's all over.