Sunday, 31 July 2016

July in Review...

Sewing:

Top L to R:  Striped peplum knit top for me, Vogue 9056; beige lace knit slip for Mama R, Burda 6964; blue dress for Mama R, Simplicity 2372; deep pink floral knit dress for me, Vogue 9060 and 1312; white peplum knit top for me, Vogue 9056; Euro Cup final match dress for me, Vogue 9130; microwave bowl cozies for the Etsy shop, self-drafted; dress for Mama R, Simplicity 2372 and more microwave cozies for the Etsy shop.

By the looks of it, I did quite a bit of sewing this month. Although it did not feel like it.  Maybe it feels like an unproductive month because there was so much more that I hoped to get done.  

RTW Fast:

There was this dress I was tempted by, momentarily, until I saw the fibre content, became uninterested and remembered my RTW fast pledge.


It was the colour and style that had me try it on. Oh my goodness, it is so comfortable to wear and best part, McCall's has a pattern in this style, McCall's 7402. I have to say, I tend to try clothes on to see how a style would look on me before committing to a pattern. I've had enough pattern fails that a little research is a good thing.  


This pattern is on my wish list right now since it is currently out-of-stock at the fabric store and online at MBV. Of course, it is listed as currently on sale. The folks at MBV can be such a tease. Joking aside, my time at the sewing table has halted since I now have a sprained ankle on the mend so it is not like I would get to it anytime soon.  


Once I make it back to the sewing machine, I'll finish the dress I'm working on and then there is a dress and jacket set I would like to work on for Mama R.  At this rate, McCall's 7402 might have to wait until Summer 2017.  



The Stats:


Supplies
Quantity Used from the stash this Month 
Quantity Used this Year
Added to the Stash this year
Basting Tape
1.48 metres
1.88 metres
0
Bias Tape
3 metres
5.41 metres
2
Buttons
0
19
0
Chain
0
0
0
Cord Stopper
0
1
1
Elastic
0
3.8 metres
3 metre
Fabric
13.1 metres
49.15 metres
48.9 metres
Fusible Tape
6.7 metres
9.40 metres
0
Hand needles
0
0
0
Hook and Eyes
0
0
0
Interfacing
0
3.0 metres
10 metres
Lace trim
0
0
0
Pattern (new)
2
10
15
Pattern (previously used)
5
14
0
Ribbon
0
0.50 metres
0
Serger needles
0
0
0
Serger thread
0
1
0
Sewing machine needles
4
10
0
Snaps
0
0
0
Thread
1
7
24
Trim
0
1.8 metres
1.8 metres
Velcro
0
0
0
Zipper
2
4
5


Happy Sewing!

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