Sunday, September 12, 2010

July/ August 2010 10,000 Hr Sewing Challenge Wrap-Up & September/October Sewing Goals

Let's start with sewing details from the last 2 months...........

July/August 2010 10,000 HR Sewing Challenge Re-Cap

To recap, I had quite the sewing adventures in July and the lack-thereof in August (well I did manage to sew the Goddess dress in August). The July/August months were my least productive since I lost over half the month's time in August due to a week of vacation and 10+ days for my work trip to Alaska. All in all, it is what it is and I was able to sew the following in the last 2 months:

Despite not being able to sew my usual 6-8 garments, I was able to rack up on fabric while on vacation, visit a good deal of sewing stores, I took my serger for a tune-up while I was in Tallahassee (visit Nancy's Embroidery Heaven if you're ever in the area and need to get your machine cleaned), So although I didn't get to do as much sewing done, the months weren't necessarily a waste.

However I plan to make up for my lack of sewing. For my September/October Challenge Goals right off the bat I intend to...

- Finish up my Client dress, which I did as of this morning and will be posting pics on tomorrow. It turned out great and I can't wait to share the details with you.
-Wrap up Summer sewing-- Burda pattern
-Begin sewing for the fall

For fall I'm all about comfortable and cute cool weather wear. Since I live in a sub-tropical climate, the transition into cold weather will likely be a slow one, so my sewing will reflect that.  I'm not really getting into any particular trends but I definitely want to wear plenty of tights, cardigans, cute dresses, and corduroy pants. I plan to revisit some patterns and try out some new one's.

Here are some of my September/October sewing plans at a glance:
- Cardigans
-Jeans/ Corduroys (Jalie 2909)
-Vogue dress
-Cute jacket
-Vogue 1020

Now here are the specific patterns and fabric.......

 (I love this dress (and have made it once before) but ran into this wonderful knit with lace print and thought it would be great for this pattern. The fabric is so dramatic and bold and the pattern is so fitted. I think it will be perfect together).

(Here are two dresses and top with their respective knit fabrics (which of course are subject to change). I prefer to make the Vogue DKNY pattern on the left in a solid but I may do it in the print---I haven't really decided yet. The Vogue in the middle, I've made before and know it will look great in this geometric print. And I wanted a cute top so the Butterick on the right with the mod-like fabric should be pretty cool).

(I have had this synthetic snake skin print in my stash forever and have been planning to use the McCall pattern on the right. But then I saw the one on the left and am thinking about using it for the fabric. I'm short waisted so I'm not sure the short jacket would be the best bet, but I'll make up my mind soon).

(Here are a few other patterns I'm considering. I definitely will be making a few cardigans as posted about HERE and I definitely will be using the Jalie pattern for corduroy pants.)

So that wraps up my sewing aspirations for September & October. During these months I hope to be extremely productive!!!!

Currently I'm working on my last summer sewing project. I've had this burda top (burgundy) cut out for a few weeks now and haven't had the time to sew it. I'm contemplating making a second version in the fabric on the left, provided I have enough of it. I have a special event planned for this weekend and would like to wear them if possible!


  1. You've had a very productive two months.


  2. Wow, you are busy in the sewing room! I love all your projects! Always look forward to your posts!

  3. You accomplished a lot in july/august and have a great line-up of projects.

  4. You have been busy! Looking forward to seeing your group of projects.

  5. I would love to know where you got the middle fabric for the vogue knit dress. Keep me posted :).

    Betsy Hockaday


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