Wow, is it October already? Despite having a busy and stressful September, I did manage to get some sewing done.
Simplicity 2365 - version 2
This one is for you, Terry! While visiting Toronto, I stopped by Fabricland and picked up several pieces of fantastic fabrics, including this black on white polka dot quilting cotton. I normally don't gravitate toward polka dots, but after seeing Terry's dotted creations, I thought I'd give 'em a try. I couldn't be happier.
In making S2365, I did the same thing as I did the first time I made this top. The only thing I forgot to mention in my original review was the width of the bias tape. The tape is 2 inches wide so that I could sew a 1/2-inch seam allowance and have enough to turn under and topstitch.
I finally got some photos of me wearing the not-so-easy skirt. I really like this look, thought I have to refine the fit of the jacket.
Sorry for the crappy cell phone selfie (cellphie?). I was on my way to work and wanted to take a quick snap.
BeaJay's Scary September Challenge
Although I didn't make anything for the challenge, I did cut out a muslin for a button-front blouse. I fell behind in putting it together and then got distracted/discouraged and decided to move onto something else. My plan to sew and fit a button-front blouse is still in the works, but I don't know if I'll return to it anytime soon. Despite failing in the challenge, BeaJay was kind enough to mention completing my Indygo Junction coat as part of the process. Aww. Thanks BeaJay!
Sarah Liz's One Garment a Month Challenge
To round out the year, I decided to join Sarah Liz's One Garment a Month Sew Along. While I hope to sew more than one piece a month, I think I can get one done - especially now that things have slowed down around here.
My first garment to enter for this challenge is the Simplicity top (above). I cut and sewed it in the month of October, so my quota is met. =) I have plans for two more tops - both knits and from TNT patterns. I'd also like to make another Kwik Sew jacket. These three garments will complete the first of my planned fall 6PACs.
That's all I have for now. More later! Until then, be well.