So I made it! Through 30 days of mostly self-stitched clothing!! I can hardly believe it. As with all our clothing, I definitely found I gravitated toward some items more than others and didn’t even wear one dress. So that dress will find a new home and that’s okay. Here I had my chance to wear it and I still avoided it so that means it’s just not for me.
I mean to tell you, missing that first day of the week from work has really done me in and I’ve found myself floundering at getting things done as quickly as usual! Needless to say it was a rough day, so to save you my tired countenance and messy hair, I’m headless today. Wearing my pink gauze simplicity top and my cropped brown Alice & Olivia pants. Comfy but still dressy enough for an important meeting we had today at work.
If you’d like to see all the SSS outfits I wore, you can take a quick glance at my flickr set. What do you think? Did you have a favorite outfit or piece of clothing from over the last month?
Now that October is here, I am switching gears. I was able yesterday to cut out part of my son’s Halloween costume and a pair of pajamas (see pj’s below).
Since the main shirt for the costume comes in 4 sizes and the one I’m cutting is right in the middle of that, I avoided cutting it today so that I can see if I have enough Pattern Trace to preserve the pattern. It’s such a basic shirt pattern that I’m sure I could use it again for a regular shirt or another costume.
Also, I will now be able to focus better on the Lady Grey sew-a-long. I am not far behind and I think I could catch up easily, I just need some sewing time. When I first joined the sew-a-long, I thought, “Why are we making a muslin. It’s a princess seamed coat – should be easy to fit!” but I’ve been amazed at the fitting issues most of the other participants have faced in their muslins. If you want to follow along, even if you are not a participant, check out the flickr group. I really hope I don’t have much to fix, but everyone seems to be very helpful so I know I’ll have good help if I need it. I’ll be sure to show my progress, but I can guarantee it won’t be every day. 🙂 I have enjoyed the push to blog more frequently and they say doing something 28 times (is that the number?) makes a habit, so maybe we have a habit going on. I guess time will tell…
Thanks to those of you who kept up with Self-Stitched September! See you soon!!