After a few days of umming and ahhing, last Sunday I jumped onto the Sewvember bandwagon. Other people were doing it. It looked fun. I like to sew. More importantly I like to buy fabric to sew, but sometimes I need a little kick up the bum to actually sew it. The chance to sew along with other clever crafty folk, remotely and hopefully together too, was too good an opportunity. So I’m in. Yay!
I am aiming to make something each week in November. Mostly clothing for me, but I have a quilt that needs finishing and plans for a bag too so we’ll see where thing take me. I’m not on twitter but I’ll be documenting my efforts here and on Instagram #sewvember. It’s going to be fun!
Sew (heh this is going to get old quick), on that note, here is my first completed project…
I drafted a pattern from another top, long since worn out but I loved the shape and neckline, so I kept it with the thought that one day I’d try and make another. And on Monday night, I finally did just that.
The red jersey fabric came from Cabramatta, purchased during a fun day out, complete with great Vietnamese lunch and fabulous company. It’s lovely to wear, light and drapey. Those features made it a challenge to sew though. It seems obvious, but jersey stretches (duh!), and no matter how carefully I pinned it kept shifting around. And unpicking the stretch stitch on my sewing maching was not fun! But I am happy with how my top came out, and today I braved downtown Parramatta at lunchtime to find some black jersey for another one.
My next project will be a skirt in this pretty green fabric. I had plans for a circle skirt but ha ha I don’t have enough, so perhaps a half circle will have to do. On the plus side there is probably less chance of a Marilyn moment on a windy day. Which is a good thing; I really don’t have her legs!