Oh boy, I can’t believe how quickly this half of the year is going already! I swear the first half of the year was much slower. I thought I had loads of time to think about my Autumn and Winter sewing, plenty of time to make coats and jackets and waterproof warm things before the weather changed. No so. So what have I been dreaming of then?
Well, I had hoped to finally make and finish the coat I started for Mr W in November last year. I am pretty determined that it will be finished by his birthday at the end of this month, so I need to get cracking. I also need a new coat myself. And I have some planned for the girls! Not only do I need to make coats, but I need some new tops for the winter, having make a whole load of new tops for the summer.
Coat fabric I have, the stash is coming up trumps in this department! I have some coppery pink twill that I bought earlier in the year to make two versions of the long coat from February 2017 Burda. I’ll make them different from each other by adding a different lining, using different buttons and possibly adding piping or something. I have managed to get a fitting for Daughter No2’s coat, it fits pretty well but needs the sleeves lengthened by 4cm, the overall length needs to be 4cm longer and I’ll need to widen the shoulders. Daughter No1 will try on her toile this weekend.
Then for me, I’m undecided. I have some camel coloured casmere that I had thought of using for the Bamboo from Waffle Patterns, but I wonder if the pattern is too straight up and down for me. Then I browsed this month’s Burda magazine and saw the jacket 110. I like it! But I also like the peacoat in the plus size section of the September Burda. I’ll have to toss a coin I think!
Then there are tops. There are two that really tick the boxes for me that I’d love to make this month, top 103 is from August 2018 Burda. I liked the working drawings when I first got the magazine, but still haven’t managed to trace the pattern. Again, the stash will come to the rescue here, I have a piece of viscose that’s been trying to be used for ages now, and I think it’ll be great as this top. Then in this month’s Burda, there’s an interesting top/blouse, 112. The insert is what caught my attention, and again, I have just the right piece of black and white print viscose in the stash!
For myself, I still want to make a pair of Burnside Bibs. They were on the list from last month, and still need to be toiled. Then there’s the Monthly Stitch’s Indie Pattern Month this month! I left it too late to decide what I was going to try to do, so I might get a chance to enter the second week’s challenge, and the third. But it will definitely depend on TIME! I think this is going to be another busy sewing month! What are you sewing this month?