One of the things I have trouble doing if finishing a project. I'll get discouraged and put it away, then start something new, or more likely become excited about something new! So here are my Re-sew-lutions for sewing that I will finish this year. It should be interesting to see what I manage to hold to. In no particular order!
This is Butterick 5398, one of the first patterns I bought and possibly the best bang for the buck (literally, it cost a buck), considering it is an entire wardrobe. I've tried to make the very easy dress a few times - once I was short on fabric after I had cut the rest, once I cut all the fabric but it fell apart during sewing, etc etc. But I love these designs, and want to do them all (in the same colors, too) as the patterns - except for the pants, which are no great shakes. I also want lime green flats now, too.
This dress should be easier but I may be cursed. S2472 is a dress/tunic option with a really cute belt. Like, supercute. Why did mine wind up looking like a tshirt and why are the instructions for the belt mystifying? I'm open to any fabric suggestions! Much like this pattern, the next re-sew-lution is mostly made:
...by following a book learning course. This wonderful book, which was on my Amazon wishlist and was picked up by a friend, is like a sewing 101 course for beginners, and one of the things I dearly want to do this year is to start at the beginning and, with Betty's help, follow it in order. At the end, I think I'll be a much better seamstress and of course have a wardrobe made to fit my body perfectly.
...make an Infinity Dress. The latest issue of Quick Stuff to Sew has an infinity dress pattern that I am dying to try. In fact, I am dying to try a LOT of things in the mag, and elsewhere, but I figure things that are a day project don't need to be listed here. Inspiration is everywhere, and one site I'm often inspired by is BurdaStyle.
At least one of these projects. Ideally, I'd get to all three. The Talea Skirt is already cut and ready to sew, and that leaves me deciding whether to do the dress or the jacket next. Thoughts?
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