It has certainly been a while since I started any new sewing projects. I’ve been really busy with other things and although I’ve glanced guiltily at my sewing machine as it gathers dust I’ve not taken the time to make anything new for a few months now. Of course that hasn’t stopped me visiting the fabric shop a couple of times and adding to my already heaving fabric stash.
It was definitely time to make the time to start sewing again, so I’ve planned a few projects for February and have almost finished my first one. I’m picking really easy things that I can get finished in one evening as I prefer to make things in one long sitting rather than going back to them – I get bored easily!
My first project for the month was this 40s style gathered skirt in this bright ric-rac themed fabric. I love how colourful it is, but I think the print is also quite vintage appropriate. It’s completed other than the bottom seam so I’ll be able to show you the finished skirt really soon. This isn’t made using a specific pattern, as it just used rectangles of fabric and gathers.
My next project, I actually started to cut out a few weeks ago. This dress pattern from Simple Sew looks pretty easy and it will be my first attempt at making a dress from a stretch fabric using my over-locker. there’s a good chance it will be a disaster, but it’s definitely worth a try! the fabric I’m using is the one pictured under the pattern, I love the bright flowers on the black background and when finished I think the dress will have a very retro feel.
My last couple of sewing project this month will hopefully include these two pretty fabrics. They are both soft brushed cotton and the ditsy floral prints are very 30s and 40s. I only have a couple of metres of each so I’ll either use them for very simple dresses or just a couple more skirts.
What sewing projects do you have planned this month?