May Sewing Plans

I’m still recovering from the shock of how many garments I made last month (14!) and I doubt I’ll be half as productive this month but there are a few pieces I am intent on making.

At the same time, it is Me Made May – I love a good Instagram challenge but I’m not sure I have the stamina to post my outfit every single day. We’ll see how it goes. I wear me-made everyday so it’s not like it’s an effort but some mornings I’m in a rush to get out the door and by the time I get home I may well not be in the mood to memorialise an outfit.

I have made a pledge, though. Make more plain coloured separate garments. Since taking up sewing, I’ve fallen into the trap of making what I love the most – dresses. That’s not a bad thing. I wear dresses on a daily basis. I’ve also discovered I’m a magpie and find it hard to resist prints, especially a ditsy floral. So, while I work my way through the wardrobe this month, I’ll be working on some more plain garments as well (with a view in mind of blinging them up with my extensive jewellery collection).

I am sure there might be some of these that don’t get made this month (as I find lots of new things popping up on my radar) but we’ll see how it goes.

Cotton and Chalk Sunday Set

I’ll be honest – I am not much of a pinafore girl but I’ve been on a top making spree lately, so I’m trying to branch out. This is the soft compromise into separates / skirts.

Seamwork Astoria

I have these (I say two as I had enough fabric left over to make two) cut out and are ready to go!

Stitch Witch Patterns Boleyn Top

This has been on my radar for a while now but I couldn’t be bothered putting the pattern pieces together so I sent it to the copy shop and now I’m ready to go.

Gertie’s Charm Patterns Skipper Top

I made one of these last month and I really need a plain black one! And as I type this, Gertie has released her next Patreon project…

Gertie’s Charm Patterns Gardner Top

Again, I need a staple black version of this – I’ll be on the look out for some pretty lace later.

Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt

Having toiled this, I’m now set to make a couple more of these for Simon when I can convince myself to cut out all those tiny pieces!

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