These are my plans for the first half of the year. Not all are promises. I decided to narrow down to 12 patterns for the year. One per month. With easier patterns interspersed among the more difficult ones. This isn’t everything that I am going to sew but it will help me focus on items that I want ready for trips and events.
January is jumpin’!
The Sewaholic Alma blouse in a red and cream polka dot fabric. The fabric was on sale for $6 a metre so I went for it. Sort of a wearable muslin. When I looked up the pattern on the Sewaholic website I realized that I am basically copying Tasia’s original Alma. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
The Gertie velvet coat. The pattern is labeled easy but it will be a little time-consuming with the metres and metres of fabric. If I complete it in February I can still wear it for a few months before we get our western Canadian spring…around May.
March is Magnifique!
A retro robe. I was originally going to find a navy satin but I’ll be sewing up a lot of blue this year so maybe I’ll make it in black or gold (?). Oo, la la!
Butterick 5486. Summer dress for, well, summer, and also to wear on a spring trip to the US. Our annual (fabric) shopping trip in May. Not sure about fabric yet. Maybe a voile or gauze in green.
A maxi skirt, Butterick 5756, for the same spring trip and for the summer. Check out Scruffy Badger’s gorgeous version in a border print.
I completed the geometric print New Look dress in 2012. This year I will stitch up the Sewaholic Cambie dress in my navy polka dot fabric.
What do you have planned for 2013? Do you sew with a plan SWAP?
What I’m listening to: Myth by Beach House