Harley helps.

Harley helps.
Harley, my hard-working sewing assistant.

Friday, January 4, 2019

happy new year, y'all

It's been a while, I know. Wish I had an epic things-I-sewed-this-year post, but honestly, I didn't do that much. Here's the list:

1. Plain red Alabama Chanin Factory Dress
2. Reverse applique Alabama Chanin fitted dress
3. Rachel Comey Vogue Patterns 1585 popcorn dress (not finished; posted on Instagram)

I don't love it, but still really like the design and would like to try again, maybe not in mixed fabrics this time.

4. Fixing and finishing of t-shirts using AC fabric:

I found out that Eloflex works great for constructing knit seams. Will definitely be using that again!

It's been a tough year, but two bright spots were 1) finding a great group of sewists to hang out with (hi, New England Stitchers!), and 2) stitching with my niece. I got her a sewing machine for Christmas, and she's already cranking out bags. Awesome.

I don't have a huge list of resewlutions for 2019—I actually wound up buying RTW clothes this year for various reasons, so my closet is pretty well stocked. But I'd like to tackle a DP Studio pattern this year, just for the experience. And I'm mulling over whether to buy Alabama Chanin's Build a Wardrobe. I really like the patterns.

That's all for now. Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I stumbled across you on Pattern Review, even though I'm a instagram gal.(I just started following you). Re the Rachel Comey dress I've been tempted to try this pattern but something about it doesn't quite work. Once I figure out what it is I'll do my own hack.