August was a pretty good sewing month, although my mojo has taken a nose dive over the last few days. We've been kind of crazy around here getting ready for school to start. I'm not sure what impact that will have on my sewing. We'll just have to see...
So this month, I sewed...
1) Stretch & Sew 1260 swimsuit for Myra (a wadder)
2) RTW copy tee for Breanna's dress
3) Vogue 8759 shirt for Mitch (another wadder)
4) Ottobre 03/2011-26 dress for Myra
5) Vogue 1027 dress for me
6) Burdastyle 7936 blouse for me
7) Ottobre 03/2009-36 swimsuit for Myra
8) Vogue 8759 shirt for Mitch
9) Ottobre 06/2011-21 jumper for Myra
10) Ottobre 04/2004-35 tee for Myra
11) Ottobre 02/2005-12 dress for Myra
12) Potholders for a church activity
It definitely wasn't my most productive month, with only 11 garments (2 of them wadders - ugh!) and 3 potholders sewn. I also replaced a couple of zippers and made 2 muslins of Vogue 8601 for my Fall Wardrobe. I sewed up 19 1/4 yards of fabric.
As I mentioned, I haven't been able to really motivate myself to sew for the last several days. I even replaced zippers, which I HATE doing to avoid doing real sewing. I was starting to get really discouraged, when this arrived in the mail.
A new sewing book is always a great mojo jump start for me, and this one is so lovely. Many of the techniques in the book are familiar, particularly as I had the opportunity to take classes with Gretchen at Sewing Summit last year, but it is nice to have all of the material in one place. The book itself is really beautiful, with vintage inspired artwork and photos. And the patterns!! I want to sew them all!!
After the Portrait Blouse is finished, I'm going to finalize the fitting changes to my Vogue 8601 blazer and hopefully start cutting wool. I'm just going to lightly tailor this jacket, so it won't be quite as time consuming as my Simplicity 2256 coat jacket. Still, there's no getting around the fact that padstitching isn't fast.I think that may be what is killing my mojo at the moment. I just need to power through it though. I really need that jacket in my closet!! Once the jacket is done, the rest of the wardrobe should move pretty quickly. I'm really looking forward to those pants!