Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Completely Out of Touch!

Wow, so this year is flying by already and I'm falling so far behind on everything it seems. I am, as you may know if you follow me, a full time graphic design student. I am currently finishing up my first year (3 weeks left), and I am also a full time single mom to two crazy monsters that are 2 and 5. That said, I'm finding it extremely difficult to keep up with this blog. 

I have all of these huge plans, but I'm batting zero on the execution. I have done some sewing planning and have also made a #vintagepledge of 7 garments this year. I've yet to sew a single one. I did start on a skirt this weekend, but I have no photos of it's progress yet. That said, here's a bit of the planning I've done so far.

Butterick B5748 - I received this amazing cloud animal fabric from an online swap group that I'm a member of. I just died when I saw it and I knew it had to become this dress!!

Simplicity Vintage Reprint 1194 - This floral print also came from my swap group and it's lovely and screams Spring!

Vogue V1044 - Planning to use this pink rosebud floral that I think will look amazing for this lovely dress with such amazing pintuck details on the front bodice.

Simplicity Vintage Reprint 1459 - This pink gingham will be used to make this dress, this year, if it kills me!

Simplicity 1419 - This Lisette pattern is not vintage, but it has so many lovely vintage details.

Butterick B5880 - This fabric has been in my stash for over a year now and it needs to become something sarong-like. I need a Tiki dress! That being said, originally I was all set to sew it up in this Butterick pattern. Then this image popped up this weekend. 
This new Gertie pattern, is exactly what I need considering it's all separates!! What??? Sign me up! I need this pattern in my life.

Simplicity 8051 - I've been hoarding this argyle print for over a year, and several times it's shown up on my Instagram with different patterns... I still don't know if this is THE pattern for this fabric, but you know what they say about the best laid plans.

All five of these will become circle skirts for this year. I love the middle print, it's really cute and covered in straight pins and different images of fabric types. It screams sewist to me.

That's the "dress" plans for this year. You'll probably see most of these as my #vintagepledge makes for this year. Now, I just need to get this semester over with and find time to sew! Hopefully I'll actually have something to show you in my next post! <3

Until next time!


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    1. I know!! I just couldn't pass it up when I found it in my swap group. I think I got a killer bargain on it as well. Maybe $12 for all 4 yards??

  2. What a nice variety! Good luck with your semester, and you'll be sewing soon!