Saturday, 27 June 2015

Planning a sewcation

What do you do when you find yourself with a lot of annual leave left and three months to take it? Book a sewcation, of course! The first week of July sees me staying at home, trying to work through as much of my self made holiday/summer wardrobe as possible. Why do I always seem to be short of summer clothes? 

I've spent the last couple of weeks planning and preparing. The preparation hasn't gone as well as I would have liked - I've been distracted by a gorgeous white eyelet.  All together now, "Mmm, eyelet". However, a number of projects are cut out and a few toiles have been made or are ready to be stitched. I've probably lined up too many projects but as a number of them are repeat patterns, I like to think I'll get them all completed before August. So what's on the list?

Sewcation 1

Vintage Shirt Dress, white eyelet underlined in blue cotton
Moss Skirt, emerald twill
Gabriola skirts, in paisley viscose (to be stitched assembly line style to save time) 

Sewcation 2

Sleeveless Granville, in Art Factory cotton
Georgia dress, in duckegg cotton viscose
Kim dress, in liberty silk 
Belcarra, in liberty lawn 

I'm rather excited about the prospect of getting all of these projects completed although I'm sure the reality will bite when at least one project doesn't behave itself. The Vintage Shirt Dress is already in progress and I'm hoping I can clear through my household chores quickly today to get back to it. I'll be posting my progress on Instagram of all of these projects if you fancy following along. What's currently on your sewing table or what projects are you lining up?

8 comments:

  1. Love your choice to underline the eyelet in that bright blue! I'm sure you'll get through loads of that. The By Hand London dresses are super speedy once you have the fit sorted!

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    1. That's good to know, Fiona. I've got some fitting to do on both but at least they are quick to stitch.

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  2. Great plans! That white eyelet looks gorgeous. I keep meaning to make a Gabriola skirt, I love maxi skirts, so I'll be interested to see yours.

    I've just cut out a Deer and Doe Plantain, which I'll be doing reverse applique on, so a lot of hand sewing there, and I've got vague plans for a couple of dresses soon.

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    1. Ooh, looking forward to seeing your Plantain.

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  3. Good luck with everything! Great minds clearly think alike, because I'm planning on making the Gabriola skirt too, and am print out the PDF version of the Vintage Shirtdress as I type!

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    1. Thanks, Lynne. I can't wait to see your versions of these patterns.

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  4. Oooh, a sewcation, how exciting!! :) Good luck plowing through all of these projects! I think this would be a year's worth of sewing for me, LOL. Looking forward to seeing the results of all your hard work!

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    1. I've been wanting a sewcation for some time so I'm pretty excited that I'm finally about to have one. I'm sure I have too many projects lined up though!

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