Friday, December 26, 2014

At least one entry before the year's end

Well, this year has come and almost gone. I entered a contest over at Pattern Review that took much of my time from late October through early December (the PR Sewing Bee.) I was fortunate to make it to the final round and it was an absolutely exhilarating (if not exhausting) sewing experience. 

I am almost done with a bodice sloper for my husband, his pants sloper needs some minor tweaks to fix grain issues before I can finally digitize the pattern into Cameo (from Wild Ginger.) 

In the mean time I am planning a new wardrobe capsule based on some tips found on the Vivienne Files blog. I haven't figured out what the color palette will be yet, trying to sift through my stash to see how much I can pull together without adding more fabric to the collection. 

My fabric fast for 2014 resulted in a 75% decrease in spending compared to 2013. If I can manage to sew at half the rate that I found myself doing for the PR Sewing Bee, I might be in really good shape before our move in 2015! 

I hope all of you enjoy the remaining few days of this year. I plan to be a bit better about updating on here in the next few weeks- my sewing groove was given a great jump start back to life because of the Sewing Bee and I have a few things to share. 

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