Sunday, September 5, 2010

August: Month End Review

August was a pretty productive month - a couple of labor-intensive projects, like the finally finished and photographed gray pinstriped suit (full blog post coming soon).

The total for the month was 7 projects: pinstriped skirt, pinstriped jacket, McCall 6171 denim jacket muslin, BWOF 9/10 #121 turtleneck, white KwikSew tank for under the pinstriped suit and something else that I'm trying to remember. The post-it on the computer monitor says "7 projects," so I'm assuming there were 7.

As important, if not more so, was the great New York bonding event of August 28, 2010 - it started out as a meetup and turned into something way more fun. It's always so inspiring to get together with other fabric-obsessed women and compare projects (fairly easy since we're usually wearing something new and noteworthy to the event).

Besides the companionship, some really good fabrics followed me home, one of which was already put to good use in the BWOF 9/10 turtleneck. (And actually there's another turtleneck ready to join the fall wardrobe, made from a PR Weekend fabric, another one in solid black cut out and ready to sew).

I also picked up some trim in NY that has gotten me thinking about Butterick 5147 again. I lost interest in the sheath dress sewalong when the pinstriped skirt struck me, but the trim made me think about the fabric, which made me think about the dress. Not sure if I'm ready to work on it yet, but it's rising to the top of the pile.

What I'm really starting to think about are fall clothes. More on that later.


Gail said...

You have certainly been productive. I like the khaki suit very much.

Maryissewfast said...

Great month Karen! Now it's on to Fall sewing!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

You had a really productive month!

Vicki said...

Very productive month. And some projects not so easy.

Sheila said...

OmyGoodness how did I miss this... the strapless dress is Gorgeous.