October was a really busy month for me. I’ve been working a lot (my freelance graphic design work not the sewing unfortunately) and had a work related weekend away mid month. I do some design work for a film festival every year and it’s really fun to attend but also really tiring because there’s so much to do. The weekend also coincides with Camp Workroom Social and I’m a little jealous of all that fun. Camp is a long way to travel for me but some year I’d love to attend.
I really like all of this month's finished makes and I’m working hard on planning future ones that are just as wearable. I started using the Colette Sewing Planner this month and I love it more and more as time goes on. It’s such a great place to jot down notes and drawings and well plan. I also spent a fair bit of time on Pinterest thinking about the styles I’d like to be wearing.
My making goes through phases and I feel like I’ve landed in a slower phase. For comparison, I finished 7 things in September but only 3 in October. I have lots of ideas and plans but haven’t sat down to stitch in over a week. I’ve been a little more focused on organizing and house cleaning which really isn’t bad since I'm very bad about doing house cleaning.
So on to the makes! This month featured a lot of linen and a lot of black. Linen is really easy to work with and breathable but is very prone to wrinkles. It requires lots of heat and lots of steam to wrangle it. I’ve already shared two of them and will share the third later this week. Stay tuned for that one, it’s probably the favorite thing I’ve made all year.
1. Emerson Shorts wearable muslin (above left)
2. Blue Abstract Print Peplum Top (above right)
3. Toaster Sweater in Red Stripe
4. Sampler quilt (needs quilting and binding)
5. cosmic sweater (working on the final sleeve)
6. knitted socks (temporarily set aside in favor of the sweater)
Other happenings in October
I was a guest on the Maker Style Podcast talking about Instagram. Go listen to the episode and all the others. Lots of fun chats about garment sewing. (pssst! there’s a discount code on all my individual patterns if you follow the link. The code is valid until Nov 7. :)
I have a new post up on BERNINA's We All Sew blog in which I share some tips for sewing a button down shirt or dress.
What have you been sewing lately? Is anyone else starting to think about holiday outfits?