Monday, 31 October 2016

October in Review...

Sewing:

Top L to R:  Blue peplum top, Vogue 9056; silk Katherine Tilton top, Butterick 5891; blue and black pinstriped knit skirt, OOP Butterick 5790; black ponte knit skirt, OOP Butterick 5790; black and white pleated top, OOP Butterick 5561; charcoal wool pants, Simplicity 2372.
None of these items were on my fall sewing list. Sometimes plans change.  

RTW Fast:

The only ready-to-wear items that I picked up were undergarments, 2 pairs of panties and six pairs of tights. It is getting harder to find good quality cotton knickers and I really have to find a good pattern.   

Stats:


Supplies
Quantity Used from the stash this Month 
Quantity Used this Year
Added to the Stash this year
Basting Tape
0
1.88 metres
0
Bias Tape
0
7.41 metres
2
Buttons
5
26
7
Chain
0
0
0
Cord Stopper
0
2
1
Elastic
3 metres
10.0 metres
5 metre
Fabric
9.6 metres
75.45 metres
87.7 metres
Fusible Tape
1.2 metres
20.60 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)
0
13
27
Pattern (previously used)
5
25
0
Ribbon
0
1.50 metres
2 metres
Serger needles
0
0
0
Serger thread
0
2
10
Sewing machine needles
0
13
4
Snaps
0
0
0
Thread
1
10
29
Trim
0
1.8 metres
1.8 metres
Velcro
0
0
0
Zipper
0
4
8

Happy Sewing!  



2 comments:

  1. I gave up on RTW knickers ages ago. Poor quality, not the style I wanted, and - biggest reason of all - poor fit. (Not necessarily the manufacturer's problem. I have a LOT of fitting anomalies.)

    Rather than starting with a pattern, I just sort of/more or less copied the least-ill-fitting RTW pair I owned. About six tries later, I had my pattern. I am quite sure it would have taken me just as many goes as if I started with a commercial pattern. BTW, my pattern looks really weird, but it produces knickers that FIT.

    I bet you like making your own!

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  2. It's been 3+ years since I bought underwear, not too small jersey scraps are the best for this (it's amusing when you know your tshirt matches your underwear).

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