Skip to main content

Big Project Anxiety

I'm certain that keeping focused is going to be a theme for me during this whole challenge. Seems like instead of plugging along at the sew list I made a few weeks back, I'm thinking, "Oh! I want to make that. How can I fit it into my Seasonal Sew Wardrobe?" I suppose I should have expected. I know I'm not the only one... How many of us will have stuck to our plans and how many will create a whole new plan as we go? It will be exciting to see where we all end up at the end of the challenge.

Last Week:


I finished both pairs of jeans Friday morning, and wore them all weekend. They came out exactly as I wanted, which makes me very very happy. I find it interesting how I can cut using the same exact pattern, stitch in the exact same way yet come out with 2 different fits. Fabric really does make a difference! 


This Week's Goals:

I'm returning to the Fari Coat this week. I've been putting off cutting it out because I'm scared to mess it up. That's just silly! I've worked with harder fabrics/prints so I need to recognize this New Project Anxiety for what it is and get started. I'm going to focus on the large piece print matching and basic lining for now. I'll leave the pocket details, facings and trim, all of which need to be fussy cut to match up with the main pieces, for another week.

  • Cut main pieces for Fari Coat (fronts/backs/sleeves/collar)
  • Cut interfacing and apply to collar
  • Sew main pieces for Fari Coat (fronts/backs/sleeves/collar)
  • Cut lining pieces for Fari Coat (fronts/backs/sleeves)
  • Sew lining pieces for Fari Coat (fronts/backs/sleeves)

Join the conversation at our Group's Facebook Page, Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests, and share what you are working on this week! 

Did you miss a previous Seasonal Sew Wardrobe Post? Catch up here:

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Announcing Seasonal Sew Wardrobe 2017: Launch and FAQ

**Updates and Clarifications In RED**
I have a new challenge for you... Are you game?
I want to know: How deep does your stash go?


Since we launched the Seasonal Sew Wardrobe Challenges last January, I've been amazed at the imagination and creations of our Sew Alongs & Sewing Contest Members. We are launching our next session on January 1, 2017. This time around there are some twists and turns designed to pull you out of your comfort zone just a little bit, and encourage you to push yourself. 
The FocusJanuary is a time of renewal, goal setting and getting back on track after a season of indulgence. I have binged and splurged far more than my fair share, and that's why it was decided this season's SSW will focus on using what we already have
How many patterns have you grabbed only for them to be buried by the next inspiration to come along?
How many yards of fabric have you purchased for that great project idea only to find a year (or two, or ten) later that it's still…

Plans and Best Intentions for Seasonal Sew Wardrobe Deep Stash

How are you planning your Seasonal Sew Wardrobe for our Deep Stash Edition? 
As of this posting there are already 44 member albums in the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests group containing hundreds of great patterns! Some sewers are using their group albums to plan and track ideas, some are showing snap shots of hand written, or typed lists... at least one had fabric swatches attached! Others are typing up their lists in a post and talking it out on the group page before deciding. It's so much fun to watch!


While poking through my stash, trying to work out a sewing plan, I discovered I had a (nearly) blank copy of 110 Creations: A Sewist's Notebook. Based on what I found written inside, I had filled out a few pages in January of 2015 but never followed through on anything. What a waste! 
My Plans For SSW: Deep StashFortunately, I'd written in my notebook using a Frixon Pen (thermal ink) and so I happily erased those pages the other day and started over using my plans for Season…

My New Cardigan Love: Paro Cardigan From Itch-To-Stitch Designs

January can be a cold and bleak time for many. The rush of holiday activities is over, yet the weather is still deary and frigid. By this time, I'm pretty much tired of people and just want to snuggle up in a warm sweater with a hot beverage. 
Paro Cardigan, new TODAY from Itch to Stitch ticks all my "warm sweater" boxes.

✔ Long, but with a defined waist

✔ Front and back feminine pleats

✔ Roomy enough to wear over blouses and tee shirts

✔ Optional front closure where you can show off those over-sized buttons in your stash

Paro Cardigan is the same precise pattern you expect to see from Itch To Stitch Designs. Every notch matches and the step-by-step instructions are simple to follow. There are Lengthen & Shorten lines on all the major pattern pieces making it really easy to customize the proportions to your own figure. I removed just a couple inches from the sleeve and bottom pieces, plus a small swayback wedge, to adjust for my super short stature.
In fact, here's an e…