2017 Sewing Projects

I thought it might be interesting to keep an active diary about the garments I make for myself and my family.  Hopefully, it will keep me focused and provide additional information to those of you that would like to know more about my sewing journey.

Last weekend, I attended the Nashville ASG Sewing Retreat that was held at Henry Horton State Park.  The weather was perfect and everything was starting to bloom.  There were 17 of us in attendance and we sewed for the better part of 3 days.  I did construct a couple of muslins for future projects, as well as one for the garment I decided to concentrate on during this timeframe.

I was inspired to make this pattern after reading a post on Goodbye Valentino’s blog; a top from a Simplicity dress pattern (2497).  In looking through my stash, I found the perfect fabric and was able to order the pattern from Etsy (it is no longer in print).  It did take multiple fittings to get the desired fit during the muslin stage, but I finally prevailed.

If you are interested in reading about the changes I made to this pattern, here is a link to my PR review:  https://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/134421


During early March, two of my sewing friends and I made our annual trip to Paducah, KY for our annual sewing retreat with our 4th sewing sister.  Each of us looks forward to this wonderful weekend filled with laughter, show-and-tell, great food and plenty of sewing.  I decided to finish a blouse that I had cut out in November.  I plan to make a pair of gold pants to wear with it to brighten up the overall look.

Link for Pattern Review:  https://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/134884.

Our Godson’s daughter turned one-year old this month.  Last Saturday, they had a wonderful birthday party for her.  I wanted to give her something special, so I made a summer dress from yellow and white seersucker fabric.  The fabric was purchased from Textile Fabrics in Nashville, TN and picked out by my husband.

This was a fairly quick top to complete, except I decided to finish the hems and neckline by hand.