|both are rayon lycra and a total beyotch to sew|
|no idea what this is made of, it is black with a little bit of a metallic|
something or other running through it-I think this will be a little cardigan
| 6 meters (what was I thinking?) of black waffle knit, I also have several |
meters of the same fabric in gray
I want to do some stash busting (now there is something you haven't read before!), and the goal has to be achievable and practical. My current job doesn't require me to dress like a grown up, so I live in t-shirts and jeans, or variables on t-shirts and jeans. I am also on a weight loss journey. Making tailored suits and Chanel jackets would just be silly at this point. Yeah right, like I would be capable of producing either. The fabric closet of requirement does have have fabric suitable for both though.
Having just made two t-shirts while participating in Jungle January, I realized what a satisfying sewing project they can be. They meet the criteria, practical and achievable, I have a number (a lot more than I thought) of knits in the stash, and they aren't fitted so I can make them a tiny bit smaller so I can wear them longer while losing weight.
In 2013, I will become comfortable and competent when sewing knits. I will sew every t-shirt pattern in my stash. I will find and/or create a TNT (tried and true pattern) t-shirt. I will experiment with different neckline finishes and seam finishes. I may even try my hand at stencilling or screen printing (silk screening is a misnomer, almost no screens use silk anymore, polyester is cheaper and more durable and it really bugs me when people use the term silk screening), beading or other forms of embellishment.
The patterns that I will sew for sure this year. In case you didn't notice, I like the Tiltons. In my next life I will come back as the far less talented third sister.
|I will sew all of these at least once this year, except (maybe) the Burda on the|
Vogue 8690 Katherine Tilton
Vogue 8817 Katherine Tilton
Vogue 8636 Marcy Tilton
Vogue 8671 Marcy Tilton
Vogue 8497 Marcy Tilton
Vogue 8582 Marcy Tilton,
Vogue 8559 Marcy Tilton
Stretch and Sew 324
Kwik Sew 2759
Kwik Sew 2874
Butterick 5215 Connie Crawford (already cut out) of the pink fabric in the second photo
Simplicity 4076-already sewn-definitely not my TNT
Vogue 8536-already sewn-could be TNT, if I lower the neckline
I very likely will sew things other than knit garments. When I do, I resolve to "up" my game, mastering flat felled seams and the like, not just serging a seam finish.
Now that I have put this out there, I will have to follow through. Won't I?