I may have bitten off more than I can chew for this month. But there are so many fun sewalongs that I simply can’t say no! For the stashbusting sewalong, I’ve already made a skirt that would qualify for this month’s theme of impending seasonal change. However, when I first saw the theme, I thought immediately thought of making a hoodie tunic with kangaroo pocket out of pink and grey plaid from my stash. So, I’m not going to let myself get out of using it up!
I am head-over-heels in love with Tempest’s David Bowie sew-along. I could wax poetic about how I’ve been in love with him my whole life, but I’ll save that for another time. In the meantime I will say that it inspired way too many ideas on my part, but as I’ve already got a lot on my plate, I’m keeping it down to one very simple project. It’s inspired by an outfit he wore on the Ziggy Stardust tour and it’s almost done.
It’s been great fun to see all the inspirations for Lucky Lucille’s Sew for Victory. I’ve got a good start on a 1942 shirtwaist dress pattern. Unfortunately, I got talked into aqua blue with red birdies print cotton by the lady at the fabric store and I feel like the dress is turning out to look like a caricature. I made 1940’s pajamas already this month, but I don’t feel like they count because they were a quick-and-dirty project. I hate for such a fun sewalong idea to leave me disappointed, so I may scrap it and start something else. Or I may run out of time and call it a learning experience and sew some lovely 1940’s fashions in the next few months. We’ll see.
I’m also very excited by Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Challenge. I re-watched last season to get some concrete ideas and settled upon a Joan dress. I certainly don’t have her figure (well, I have the hips) but I love just about everything she wears. Rather than struggle to find an appropriate print, I settled upon a blue dress with off-white ruffle at neck and collar. I haven’t done anything more than fantasize and buy fabric, so I’ve got to get started on this!
Oh yeah, and I have to make a quilt block for my Block-of-the-Month quilt. I better get some concerted sewing in this weekend!