Hello fellow sewers! I’ve been MIA for awhile now but sewing has been on my mind. I had big ambitions for spring/summer sewing, but warm weather activities have kept me away from my sewing table. It seems like every weekend I’m either out of town or attending summer parties and festivals. This weekend I will be at the Moonshiner’s Ball in Berea, KY. It is a weekend long music festival featuring local music in the flavor of bluegrass and honky tonk. I’m looking forward to camping out with friends and enjoying the festivities. Sadly, I won’t get any sewing done, though. What about the rest of you? How do you find time to sew with so much fun stuff going on this spring?
I did attempt to make a matching crop top a la Burda 6970 to go with the floral midi skirt I made a few posts ago.
Unfortunately, I did not make a muslin first and so after I was about half way through my project I realized the whole thing was at least two sizes too small.
It was so disappointing because I had already cut into all that I had left of this beautiful silk fabric. I could just kick myself. Lesson learned: can’t skip the muslin. Every time I try to skip a test piece and just go off of the envelope’s measurements, it never turns out right. So, I had to scrap that project.
I’ve been meaning to make my boyfriend a button-up shirt for the menswear challenge going on over at The Monthly Stitch. However, spending too much money on music festivals and such = no money to buy new fabric. Hopefully I’ll get my sewing mojo back soon because I’ve got a stack of patterns I want to try.
Thanks for following my blog! I’ve been enjoying seeing what everyone else is up to
Happy Sewing xoxo, Carmen