Friday, February 1, 2013

It's February and let the Fearless sewing begin!!!!

It's February!!!!! Don't know what happened to January?!?!? We'll be back at December in no time!!!! Well it's February and I'm more than geared up to get this Fearless February Sew-Along under way!!!! I've been talking, and talking and talking about it so no need to go on and on.....

For Sew-Along Details visit HERE
For Sew-Along Button visit HERE
For the list of other Sew-Along Participants visit HERE. Participants will reveal their projects and give updates at their leisure.

Ok, now for a little pep talk......

I wanted to do a video to give you some final encouraging thoughts but I have a zit on my forehead the size of Texas and didn't want to showcase that to the world. LOL!!!! What I will say however is please, please, please HAVE SOME FUN WITH THIS SEW-ALONG. Remember we're doing this either because for once and for all we want to conquer our fears, quench our curiosity, overcome our laziness, diminish our anxiety______________ (insert any other excuse) about sewing certain items. The goal isn't about having a PERFECT finished piece. It's actually about embarking on the journey and what you discover once you get there. So whether you choose to just make a muslin or go through the entire process of fitting and sewing the garment(s) in fancy fabric, just be present in the moment---evaluating your work and learning. Take note of the triumphs, the errors and mistakes---all of it. Be sure to share that info---- it's SO invaluable. That's how we all learn and grow in our craft. There's no shortcuts!!!!  Ok, let me stop talking, I'm beginning to sound like some weird guru LOL!!!!

But remember.....
(yup, let's erase that "im")

Ok, with that being said, here's a list of some of the projects I plan to tackle this month. Believe it or not I'm still developing my ideas and gathering patterns. I had a list and then felt a surge of creative energy that has swept me in a few different directions. I'm going to ride those waves and just end up where I do. So I'll reveal my plans as the month and each project progresses. I'm loving the ideas I'm coming up with and I hope you will too. Here's a list of some of the garments I want to sew this month and why.....

-Slacks---I only own 3 RTW pair. Ridiculous. RTW slacks are super hard for me to find since I'm tall. I've made pants before but the fit wasn't as perfect as I would've liked so I stopped. I'm ready to take another crack at it. I've learned enough in recent years that I think will help me get a better fit. Makes no sense to know how to sew and not make good fitting pants! Not anymore!
-Jeans---Same reason as above & I've been so lazy---the thought of topstitching and all of those pockets. always turned me off to the idea
-Vest----Just curious. Have never made one and would love to add one to my wardrobe. They're so versatile!
-Jacket---Because I REFUSE to go another season without a cute white or black jacket as a wardrobe staple! You can wear them with dresses, pants, skirts, etc!!!! Don't know how I made it this far?????
-Little Black Dress---I've been talking about sewing one for years. Need to get with it! 
-Draped dress or top---I've been wanting to drape for YEARS! I've had my supplies, rulers and books for YEARS!!! Btw, just got my new Connie Crawford, "The Art of Fashion Draping" in the mail and it's AWESOME. It will no doubt be a helpful resource for me!!!!
-Other projects---- got a few wild card projects I hope to squeeze in as well. We'll see......

Ok, I'm thinking I'm going to tackle the slacks first.

Ok, it's a short month and no undoubtedly will be a very productive one for me and I'm hoping for you as well. I'm about to head off to bed so I can wake up around 5am ish to start my day. Who sleeps in on a Saturday? LOLLLL!!! I plan on doing some early am sewing. I an "Early Bird" and function better in the morning. I'll use that to my advantage. In the meantime, Happy "Fearless" sewing to you all......


19 comments:

  1. Can I still slide in? Just catching up on my blog reading.
    Edris@
    Creativesewl.blogspot.com

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  2. Hooly Dooly Victoria.
    That's an impressive list.
    Glad you got your new draping book too.

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  3. Would love to join you, but decided not to - still you inspired me to be fearless and finish all my half-finished sewing so here's to a productive February

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    1. Totally understand Zippi! Enjoy finishing up the UFO's. I've got a pile myself.

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  4. Hi, if it's not too late, I'd like to join. Thanks!!

    Juanita--http://www.i-love-to-sew.blogspot.com/

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  5. Look at your list! Go you! I will be watching from the sidelines, as I don't foresee much time this month for sewing... and look forward to seeing what you cross off that list. :)

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    1. Thanks Lady! I plan to work hard at it!!!

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  6. I think I may have been missed :-( I left my details on the Sew-Along post, and I would love to join. My blog is at http://sewmentalmama.blogspot.ie/ Please add me before I begin to sound desperate rather than Fearless ;-)
    Your list is very impressive!
    Angela

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    1. You're on the list. Please forgive my oversight. My eyes are getting old!!!

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  7. Hi Victoria! Can I please be added to your list? I'd love to do the sew along with you.
    Thank you!

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  8. V: I can't believe you're going to make all of those things this month! Very impressive (with the "im"). I'm reading with anticipation about your fearless month.

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    1. K.Line, I'm really being hopeful (keeping my fingers crossed)!!! Hopefully I won't let you down (wink)!

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  9. So fun! I haven't decided which jacket I'm sewing yet but as soon as I'm done with my Hollyburn Skirt (which should be tonight) then I'll start planning my jacket :)

    Yay!

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    1. Great Lady!!!! Can't wait to see your jacket ideas;)

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  10. Thank you Victoria for adding me to this sew along! I also decided to start with pants this month, I'll be cutting a pair of pants that I found in a "Patrones" magazine. I never use this patterns for myself so I wanted to try somenthing new.

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    1. Wow, that sounds like a fun challenge! Wishing you all the best!!!

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