In May I developed a projects list for June:
- Computer bag McCalls 6410
Gloves Butterick 5695 Jacket for Mum Kwik Sew 3716
- Update the fit of 2 winter work jackets
- 1912 ladies spring mantle
To date I’ve finished the gloves before winter hit. You read how easily my attention was diverted and I made lined trousers and a matching pleather jacket for the gloves, pjs because of the cold but I did start the wedding clothes for Mum, although none of these were on the original list. Yes, June was last month :))
This was my 3 step approach at the end of June
Step 1 – Make Kwik Sew 3916 in the day fabric I had originally planned to use. That way, she has an everyday jacket that she can get used to wearing so the evening version is familiar to her to wear. (tick)
Step 2 – Make an easy skirt and top ensemble to keep me motivated. (tick)
Step 3 – Make the evening jacket. This should take less time and fit well. (tick)
Researching for Mum
As you’ve seen, I completed the jackets first and then I did a stack of pattern research on PR and bought enough top/skirt pattern options from Lincraft and Spotlight for Mum. I can now see the end of Mum’s project on the horizon. I also read the PR topics for petite plus and menopause because I thought that was the best way to figure out what the best patterns and pattern adjustments would suit Mum. I still haven’t read similar forums on Stitches guild because time is zooming by.
Again, I’m being led (Renata, Sharon and Alison) to make a bag next month (PR 2-week challenge) so the computer bag may get made. I might update those 2 winter jackets for myself. I could fit in the 1912 ladies spring mantle for the wedding as a special piece – but these are just some thoughts.
My wedding outfit options
The other small issue I’m thinking about for this wedding is:
a) do I make a new dress for myself (I hope so but what do I pick),
b) do I make it formal length or cocktail length dress (I’d love a formal length number),
c) do I make a formal trench to get me through a winter wedding (yes but am I nuts for considering two time consuming pieces??)?
This will all become a treasured family memory once the wedding is over. Did I tell you we have another wedding next year?
Prioritising sewing doesn’t work
I have a new test dress up my sleeve made from Pitt Trading garbage bag remnants …