Hello dear readers! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from down under!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish each and every one of you a very prosperous healthy New Year with lots of sewing projects of course!
My husband dropped me a cryptic clue about my Christmas pressie the other day. It was “Make sure to sew as much as you can within the next month”. Uh…OKAY! But, seriously…what did that mean?
Well, I found out today – it was a professional photography session so I can properly photograph some of my best sewing projects! Isn’t that just the best gift ever? He’s so thoughtful and wonderful – I’m so blessed.
So you can imagine that my mind has been racing with the possibilities!
I have just one rule for this one – no limits. I’m going to sew what I want to sew with the fabric I want. No censorship. Chris said “make something fabulous”….Uh, OKAY!
So, I’m naming this Project: Blossom.
This is my chance to challenge myself and have fun with fabrics I’ve never worked with before and using new and favourite couture sewing techniques. My time to start blossoming.
Since I’ve got about 3.5 hours at the studio, I’ve got time for 3-4 outfits. I’ve put together a little montage of my thoughts so far.
I’d like to share them with you and get some of your thoughts/feedback on the patterns/fabric choice/colours.
I love this pattern. I do have to play with it a bit though. I want to lower the bodice, add a wider waistband and make it with a pencil skirt with a back slit that I draft from my skirt block.
I’ve been eyeing off this pattern for a while. I love the streamlined sheath and the jacket with the back pleat and little bow – much like my swing jacket which I love very much. I think the cerise jacket will go beautifully with the navy and cream polka dot sheath; and I’ll be able to wear the jacket with other things…like the next dress!
I love the lines of this dress…the V neck combined with the wrap look is very flattering and is a good look for me. I’ve always wanted an elegant navy dress – and this one fits the bill.
I love the elegant look of a good wide leg trouser made in a beautifully draping fabric. I’d like to make the blouse with the bow and long sleeves for the outfit, but the pattern is so versatile that I’m sure once I fit it it’ll be a staple in my collection for years.
Well, that’s the plan for the coming months. Although I’m pretty happy with these choices, I’m leaving myself room to change my mind as well.
If you want links to these and all my favourite patterns and fabrics, check out my pinterest boards!
I also realize this is quite ambitious, so I think I’ll reschedule the photo shoot for mid March (around my birthday!!) so that I can finish at least 3 of these outfits. I’m not going to be strictly using couture techniques for every outfit (I’d need 2.5 years if that was the case), but peppering them in here and there, as I tend to do.
So, big question is…what do you think? Do you think I’ll have enough time? Which one should I start first? Do you reckon my fabric choices are practical and will work? Do you have any other suggestions or experiences?
I hope you enjoyed my intro to Project: Blossom and I hope you can follow along so we can help each other along the way; that is, after all, what this is all about
I sincerely wish you all the happiness in the world with your sewing in the coming new year and I always look forward to reading your blogs and seeing your projects – you and your creativity are so inspiring to me.
And do relax and enjoy…