August sewing plans


Another month has flown by but July was a surprisingly productive month! Maybe planning a lot of things is the key trick to help me be more productive? I guess I will have to try it again and see! Not for this month though, we’re almost halfway though already! As always this post is a bit late – the start of the month was very busy and for the last week I have been on holiday so I haven’t sewn anything anyway. I needed a break though, I’ve been struggling a bit lately with my mental health and the change of scenery and sunshine was much appreciated. I even managed to visit a fabric shop!

  • Finish the Ginger jeans I started in July. These are pretty close to being done but our washing machine has packed in so I’m a bit stuck as they need to be dyed again before they’re properly finished.
  • Make a Kelly anorak. This is my big August bank holiday aim and I’m hoping I can find the perfect fabric before then to make it. I’ve probably got something in my stash to line it with so I just need the shell fabric – recommendations and suggestions welcomed!
  • Make a Deer and Doe Datura blouse. I didn’t get to this in July so I want this to be high up on my to-do list.

July in review

I got most of what I wanted to do done! I finished my Melilot blouse and love it. I already want to make another dozen. I made an ironing board cover and I did cut out some Ginger jeans. Not the ones I had planned to cut, but jeans are jeans! I also started making them up which was not part of my plan. I made a Hemlock tee but I haven’t worn it yet as it’s been too hot. I finished my sashiko embroidery and just need to frame it and I also made a few make-up remover pads too but I think these require a bit more work. I didn’t get to the Datura blouse (too much time spent on making green jeans, whoops) and I also didn’t make any shorts. I’d wanted to get these done before my holiday but I ran out of time and ended up buying a couple of ready to wear pairs instead. I hate shopping for clothes and it was a good, timely reminder why I make my own clothes!


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