I’m back from another little holiday at my folks’. I quilted, sewed, played, ate and visited! Just good for the soul.
My post this week will be more of a theoretical one. Although I am still sewing daily, I haven’t been producing like I was before. Some of my projects are in a holding pattern as I have created barricades in my mind as to why I can’t finish them. More pondering will need to be done to rectify some of the issues, maybe some fabric hacking up too. Today I just want to share a little bit of my bucket list for garments I would like to make.
The following is my experience using patterns and is my opinion written from my perspective… Although I have not made a lot of garments, I have been mostly sewing using indie patterns. I picked up one Big 4 pattern and boy-o is there a huge difference. Indie patterns offer more hand holding, illustrations, step-by-steps and details that elevate your garment from homemade to handmade. Skills used for quilting only get you so far!
So onto my bucket list:
- Grainline Studio’s Scout Tee, Driftless Cardigan and Linden Sweatshirt
- 100 Acts of Sewing’s Tunic No. 1
- Made by Rae’s Washi Dress
- Wiksten’s Wiksten
- True Bias’s Hudson Pants for all that live in my house!
- Hey June’s Sloan Leggings, and I just saw the Aurora Tee
- Closet Case’s Ginger Jeans and Clare Coat
My current handmade wardrobe stats:
- one 100 Acts of Sewing Dress No. 1 finished
- one 100 Acts of Sewing Dress No. 1, half-finished
My kids’ current handmade wardrobe stats:
- two Made By Rae Geranium Dresses
- four pairs of Max and Meena’s Maxaloones in various sizes
- one McCall’s M6548 Dinosaur Shirt, with snaps not buttons
I will have to devise some sort of manageable pace to get some of these garments knocked off my bucket list.
Quilting Jet Girl recently had a good post about Staying on the Bus which kind of resonated with me. Originally, I had thought that I wanted to work towards a singular focus – the quilting bus. Specifically working from patterns I have designed myself with all side projects cut out of the picture. Reflecting on this idea more and my four months making track record show that maybe this is not the case for me. My bus will now become the making all the things with fabric bus, and a bit of yarn in there too.
Thanks for listening to my ramblings this go around!
Two-week sewing round-up: