Three months have passed since I last posted a monthly review. There have been lots of things going on and some changes happening in my life. But that is not going to be the subject of this blog post - it might be in another one though.
Just quickly, I have made these trousers over the weekend. I have an old pair of saggy, baggy RTW corduroy pants, but they are threadbare and not very warm. So I quickly made a pair of pull on, elastic waist pants from my favourite pattern for this style of trouser, Kwik Sew 2960.
I have made this pattern up six times before, and unfortunately today I don't have time to do a full set of photos. Nothing really shows up in black in any case. If you want to find out more about this pattern or want to see other versions that have been photographed front, back and side, please check all my posts which you can find here. I'm also not sure if this is still in print or an OOP pattern.
The fabric I used is a stretch cotton corduroy from Spotlight. It's a nice weight, nice feel and I purchased it on sale, so these pants cost a maximum of $10.50 for fabric, plus threads, elastic and needle. Of course, the savings just seem to be spent on adding to the stash...
So, during April - May- June I have made:
Trousers - Stretch Corduroy, Kwik Sew 2960.
Top - Vogue 9026
Top - Vogue 8536
Top- Modified V9027
Top - Sandra Betzina, Vogue 1363.
Kwik Sew 3264.
Top -McCalls 6796
Top - Vogue 8793.
|Vogue 8793 Katherine Tilton Tee Shirt (since altered and a band added to the bottom)|
|Knit Shirt -McCalls 7018.|
A total of ten garments. That seems an awful lot - but most of these were knit tops, which don't take long to make. The dressing gown is also a simple make, as were the TNT pants. No fitting was involved, and all patterns contained only a few pieces, and were quick and easy to sew.
I'm not sure of the exact metre-age that I used, but probably between 13-14 metres. Nor am I sure how much stash I added during this time - but it was quite a bit. Well, a lot more than 13-14 metres, if I am quite honest. Because I have sewing plans, and for that you need adequate stash, don't you? And a bit more, just in case...
BUT, even I am concluding, that I have a bit too much stash at the moment, so, the time has come when that stash must be downsized. Or at the very least, stay the same size. Maybe my stash whittling goal should be simply to not buy any more stash than I have used, so replacement only of 1:1. That doesn't seem as daunting as a total stash bust. But still daunting enough.
I am not sure what the next sewing month will bring. I'm having a bit of a sew slow at the moment, not sure what to make next. No doubt in a few days I will come up with the next set of ideas.
And that is the quarter to date. It also marks the end of the first half of the year. Was this a good sewing half of the year for you, or are you planning to make the second half of the year a good sewing year?
Bye for now