My sewing in 2023 kicked off with an awesome start, thanks to a couple of days home with a feverish little girl who wanted to just snuggle in my chair in the sewing room and relax quietly with a stuffed animal and a show! I finished 5 projects in the first 11 days of the month, which truly has to be a record for me!
Y’all – a new issue of FibreMood Magazine is out, and this one is chock full of styles to make you shine during the holiday season! There were SO many great patterns to choose from this time (as always!), but I’m pretty sure I chose the best one!
At the end of each year, I like to make a little plan for what I might want to make in the upcoming year. I love planning and list making, and I find this has been a fun way to motivate myself! The first couple of years that I did this, I did the classic “Make Nine” plan, and I found that after some time I would find my style or wardrobe needs changing in a way that made the ideas I’d first had not applicable, or I’d find that rather than searching within the things I already had, I’d use a pattern choice on my Make Nine list as an excuse to buy more fabric!
When I chose my August 2022 stash-busting project, I wanted to focus in on something that would help me start to make the transition into autumn! In 2021, I purchased a couple of very cute printed satins from Fabric Godmother with the plan of finally trying out the Saltwater Slip pattern. While I had success sewing a satin Sicily Slip Dress for my brother-in-law’s wedding last year, satin still feels slippery and scary to me, so I decided if I ever wanted to sew those three cuts of pretty satin, I needed a plan to just dive in and do it. I chose this fun, rust colored satin with sassy little ladies all over it and put it on the list.