Sunday, August 23, 2015

New Year's Re-SEW-loution: August


What a journey it's been!

Since I'm moving very soon, the remainder of my re-sew-loution has been put on hold until further notice.

This month's project went off without a hitch — I did it 100% on my own! Talk about ending on a high note! 

This video is different from the rest, but you don't have to take my word for it. Check it out and see this month's project, as well as a review of what I've accomplished this year. 


I love the fabrics I used. The red is a jersey and the floral is cotton. Oh, and I checked, the floral is called London Calling. How appropriate. The fabric cost about $15 total — not including shipping. It's one of the more "expensive" items I've made, but I love how it turned out, especiallysince I did it entirely on my own. 

I used a modified pattern.... Meaning the pattern I printed was for a shirt that was paneled—in the terms of this shirt it would look like this: the floral pattern would be a large piece down the center, and the red would be the remaining 2/3rds (split on both sides of the middle panel) and entirely the back. 
So, for my shirt I used the pattern designated for the back of the shirt, cut it out twice to make the front and back of the shirt. Then used the sleeve pattern to make the sleeve.... and boy I wish I had done that a lot sooner. It makes a WOLRD of a difference. 

I think I'll be making a scarf with the remaining London Calling fabric. Pictures don't do it justice. I thought it was pretty online, but I'm obsessed in person.  

I'd say this has been a successful journey thus far. I'm bummed I won't be able to finish it in the time I designated for myself, but I know I'll one day return and finish what I started, and even more. 

Knowing what goes in to making clothes has given me a new appreciation for it. I feel like I can be a little more snobbish than most fashionistas not only because I love clothes, but I also know how to (somewhat) make clothes. All bragging in moderation, of course ;) 

As I mentioned in my vlog, things on my blog and vlog will be changing. I'm hoping my new adventures will allow me to make more videos of adventures far more exciting than sewing. 

I already have a couple videos planned for before I leave, so stay tuned for those! One will be in regards to my impending move across the pond, school, wedding to Prince Harry, etc, so if you have any questions for me regarding anything that falls into those categories, please let me know and I'll happily include them! 

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