Now that I’m back from sailing the whole time I am thinking about what I want to sew, so I have had a look at my progress on my #makenine plans.
So far I have managed to finish my blanket and my Sasha trousers (minus hemming them) and started on a nice floaty blouse for me. I am switching out my knitted shawl from my plans as I think this is going to get put on the back burner for now, and I am switching in some PJ’s. Admittedly this is a little bit of a cheat as I have already made these this summer for my Summer of Basis plans, which tbh didn’t actually get finished but in the spirit of the challenge I didn’t want to make something just for the hell of finishing a challenge and not because it was actually needed.
I will post about my PJ’s once I have mended them (yes they have got that much use this summer) and photographed them. They are made out of a thin floaty woven viscose from Fabric Land and have been a godsend over the heat wave we had this summer. Along with the big viscose rectangle which counted as a sheet but was light enough for the very warm weather.
I still want to sew another pair of jeans, I am just looking for some stretchy denim to make them out of.
My plans are still to make a soft shell jacket but these have been put on the back burner a little since I was given a very useful on at the beginning of this year by a colleague so my need for one that fits me in the arms is less pressing. I am now on the look for some decent soft shell and wool fabrics to make a two material one like Nikki’s jacket that she picked up in TK Maxx and has been in heavy rotation for the last 5 years
Rumana coat: I have the pattern. I really want to tackle that this offseason but I don’t have a clue what fabric I want to use yet. A lot of thought will be being put into that over the coming weeks. And lots of reading up on best coat making practice, what 101 extras I need, and what I can get away without.
Knitted Jumper: I am still umming and ahhing over what to actually put in this slot. But possibly a Gansey style jumper. I have ordered a shade card of Frangipani 5ply yarn to see what it felt like and what colours are available. If I do go for this wool this will really be a long-term project!
I might just sub in finishing the handmedown knitting project that I picked up from my mother. It is going to require some brain work to find out what is left to do and where I got to on the sleeves!
Bra: I might just bite the bullet and buy a kit for this, to kick me into actually making this. I have a pattern already just need the motivation to actually start.
More PJs: I am planning a flannel or brushed cotton set of Pyjamas for winter, possibly with both shorts and trousers. I am on the lookout for decent fabric for this. These are some posibilities I have found:
I am planning some more basic Tshirts, I purchesed the Work to Weekend Ebook from Sew Over It I think the first thing that I wil make from it is the boat neck Tshirt. I am also planning to modify the non fitted block from Sew your own Activewear book by Fehr Trade and another roll neck tee – either the Renfrew pattern or the tight fitting block from SYOAW.
There are many more things that I need to add to my wardrobe but I need to think more about what it is that I actually need and what colours go well together so more thought is going to be put into that before I buy any new fabric. I will try and do an Autumn wardrobe planning post soon, once I have had a bit of an inventory of my wardrobe.
What sewing plans do you have? Is the change in weather giving you new inspiration or making you less likely to sew?