Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Sewing plans for 2018

Photo by Fleur Treurniet on Unsplash

You wouldn't believe it, but I have plans for 2018. A lot of plans and also sewing plans. Here they are.


- A Dirndl (Bavarian style) for Little Miss No 1 for her first day to school (September). I have the pattern already and a book on Austrian Dirndl making, so I am trying to make it in a more traditional style, sort of a mix between Austrian and Bavarian (sorry), with cartridge pleats and apron and maybe even smocking. I have chosen a fabric already and I hope it won't be sold out by the time i get around to buying the supplies (probably July). It will be rose, with tiny white and blue flowers and a dark blue apron and a white blouse. :)

- A Dirndl for myself, using the same traditional techniques. First I thought I'd go for rose, too, but I am torn between happy black (with tiny pink and green flowers), and this aubergine coloured fabric with white and mauve coloured double-dots. With green apron. And white blouse, obviously. Again, cartridge pleats on the dress planned and maybe a smocking technique on the apron.

- It also seems my jeans are giving up - which means I will have to face the challenge to make trousers for myself - jeans or normal, I don't know yet... - DONE! I made Ginger Jeans!!!

- also I would like to make a shirt with a massive cowl collar (check out gaiaconceptions.com's super cowl shirt; I ALSO really like their "love me 2 times sari simplicity" thingy ... would be nice to make that and dye it with natural dyes... some day...)

- and my biggest plan Using up fabric from the stash. I also have this lovely black satin jersey in the stash, which I might make into a pencil skirt, or into a backless shirt. Or a backless dress, if I have enough fabric. But again, I have to draft the pattern first, then make a muslin and then see... :) - which means I have to go through it thoroughly and think about what I really need. I've also got a lot of scraps of knit fabric... maybe some undies

- make a pillow cover from an old (favourite) t-shirt (that shrunk...)


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