Saturday, 30 August 2014

August in Review...

Sewing

There was a flurry of activity going on in the sewing space this month. I have two items that I haven't written a review for yet. Soon, coming soon...


I have to say that August turned out to be the month of sewing bloopers. I was making mistakes left, right and centre! Thankfully, I can see the humour in my mistakes and when needed I did have extra fabric to cut and start all over. I was even able to pick up more of the sky-line fabric when it was on sale this weekend. There might be a do-over on Vogue 1385 but for now it is just fine for work.  


RTW Fast

I am happy to report that even though I have been shopping it was not for RTW.

Did you read Sarai's article / post "How to Shop for Inspiration Instead of Clothing?" It was one of the best reads I found this month. Sarai writes about how shopping for clothes is filled with stress but it doesn't mean that she avoids shopping altogether. She shops at high end retailers to get the inside scope and construction techniques and sewing inspiration.

Inc. Lace motocycle style jacket
I've been busy snapping cell phone photos of head turning worthy items. I found this lace motorcycle jacket by Inc. at The Bay. I was not even tempted to pick it up since that would mean a crazy amount of money and alterations to make it fit. It would be much easier to stitch one up from scratch with this pattern from Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick. How cute would a lace moto-style jacket with a peplum be! More spring appropriate than fall though.


I also snapped a photo of this Karl Lagerfeld tweed jacket that I found at an antique shop at The Johnson Terminal (sorry, I can't remember the name of the store). 

What I love about this plaid jacket the most beside that it is made in a yellow plaid is the pockets. Oh my goodness, they were absolutely beautiful, perfectly matched and fully lined.


It looks like a pocket flap but no, it is a patch pocket with a mock pocket flap. Sarai is right, shopping for inspiration is way more fun than shopping for clothes.  


Pattern Give-aways

The summer is coming to an end and so are the pattern give-aways. Back to work next week and a new routine which will put a end to the give-aways for now. The last give-away is set for tomorrow! It has been fun hosting the pattern give-aways and sending these off to people who will appreciate and make fabulous garments with them. Thank you to everyone who entered and messaged me back with links to their finished garments. I do love seeing the patterns made up!



What's next?  

Looks like my sewing frenzy will have to come to an end. I have a few projects for Mama R to take care of and then I'm going to practice teach myself how to do some bound buttonholes. Exciting times! I'm looking to put bound buttonholes on a winter coat I'm getting all excited about. Some slow sewing for sure.  

Well, that's my August in review... 



Items
Stash-busted
Added to Stash
Fabric
104.4
meters
70.7 meters
Interfacing
4.2 meters
0
Lining
3.5 meters
0
Sewing Patterns
23
21
Spools of Thread
25
12
Sewing Needles
7
0
Pant Hooks
5
6
Zippers
11
5
Trim 
0.40 meters
10
Elastic
7.2 meters
12 meters
Bias Tape
2 meters
0
Snaps
1
0
Buttons
51
12
Ribbon
0.5
0
Hook and Eye or other Closures
5
5
Basting Tape
7.8 meters
2 rolls

Happy Sewing!  






2 comments:

  1. I love the Lagerfeld jacket-my goodness, it would have been difficult to walk away had I been there. I'm looking forward to seeing what you sew next, and how those bound buttonholes come along. Finally, can anyone be more organized than you with your review chart? So inspirational :-)

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  2. It was tough to walk away from the plaid jacket. It was in mint condition too. I finished Butterick 6064 this morning but I'm on the fence about it. A post about it is coming up this week. And the next few planned projects are for Mama R. while I practice those bound buttonholes. Thanks for compliment on my review chart, but you should see how messy my sewing table is at the moment.

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