No actual sewing is being done today – although, I do have some fabric pre-washing – so I’ve decided to plot out my makes for February (with an essential red dress for Valentine’s Day included).
Jennifer Lauren Handmade Juniper Cardigan in this gorgeous modal french terry cardinal from Sew Anonymous and I think I’ll pair it with these pretty Tabitha Sewer iridescent heart buttons:
The Juniper is on my Make 9 as I have had it for at least 6 months and have never actually got around to sewing it! It will feel good to tick another planned make off the 2021 project list.
Valentine’s Sew Over It Maisie Dress
I love the Kate Spade taffeta version of the Maisie dress that I made last month so much that I’ve bought some deadstock vermillion textured taffeta from Amothreads to make a Valentine’s Day dress. It has to be a Valentine’s from home but that’s no reason not to enjoy dressing well!
Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress
I’ve been wanting to make this pattern for an age – so when I saw this gorgeous gold speckled double gauze at Sew Anonymous I knew I had the perfect pair – and at £8/m it’s a total steal!
Not many of us got a birthday last year due to the pandemic and restrictions having been put in place from the end of March – it’s looking possible that my options will be limited this year, too (damned April birthday). However, I’m going to plan with a little optimism and even if there are few options, I’ll still feel like a queen in a little black dress with added sparkles. I was thinking, maybe, a version of the By Hand London Hannah wrap dress (although I think I will adapt it to a faux wrap and add a zip) with mesh bishop sleeves using this glitter star mesh fabric from Rainbow Fabrics Kilburn that I got from the Elisalex edit they had a few months back. I’ve some beautiful, soft, draping black lining fabric (with a tiny amount of stretch from Fabric Godmother) which will be perfect for this.
Charm Scout Capelet
It won’t be an everyday piece but I just can’t help but want to make every single release from Gertie’s Patreon – it’s hard not to find the woman’s momentum contagious! I don’t think I’ll make a heavy version like those modelled by Gertie and the team – I’m thinking a matching dress and capelet in black taffeta or brocade with gold piping. Watch this space!