This week I would like to welcome 4 new followers who are following SarahLizSewStyle via Bloglovin - Jell, Helga, G and Brianna.
A warm welcome as well to Patricia, who is following via this blog. Patricia is at http://redbird-patricia.blogspot.com.au/
I do love all your comments that you placed this week. My main posts were about stashing , Vogue 1247 skirt and blouse, and my November garment of the month, a very basic garment, my New Look 6129 run - around skirt .
With stashing, I do love to organise what I have - that gives me a sense of control I think. One commenter said her stash made her happy. I thought it would be fun to have a chat about what stash habits reveal about the person.
As you can see, a slight tendency to compulsive order. I think half the pleasure of stashing for me is making sure I always have what I need to hand - a good supply of basics. I hate not having fabrics that mix and match. I also find that stashing with me is due to a sense of not being able to get what I want when I want it - and then not being able to co-ordinate my projects. So I think my stash certainly reveals a lot about my desire to plan and be in control of my sewing.
What does your stashing say about you?
Now, Vogue 1247:
I loved your comments about Vogue 1247 and some of you raised some interesting points and ideas - this is certainly a pattern so many of you are familiar with. I would love to talk about all your comments when I post my finished skirt and top.
And I was so surprised at your lovely comments about my everyday workhorse skirt:
This year I have been doing a lot of very basic sewing. I do love all the wonderful patterns out there, and want to make all sorts of interesting things next year. For this year though, I set the goal of making lots of casual basics that are so needed in my wardrobe. And these are the sort of garments that can be a little boring (after nearly a whole year of them) to sew.
But, I am pleased to report I am nearly done- my basics wardrobe is nearly complete - except for some pants for next winter. And because I have stuck to relaxed basics in neutral colours and classic styles, I should manage to get some years from them.
Very casual basics are also a good way to get basic sewing skills back in order.
Today I have started work on two more basic garments. I have talked before about mastering your mojo.
Well, there are some jobs in sewing that I just don't always like. And I really have to work my sewjo - by tackling the disliked jobs:
But they always turn out well:
I also had a block about the pockets in my next basic skirt. I don't know why, because they are simple:
And, once again they look fine, I just need to press them.
I think the basic problem is that I am just so bored with my self imposed plan of making sure I have a good wardrobe of very wearable basics!
But, I know I will be so pleased with myself when the year is ended and I have completed the task.
Tell me, how do you plan your sewing? Do you plan it? Or do you make what takes your fancy? Do you sew to learn something new? I would love to know :)
Have a great week everyone, where ever you are :)