SWAP 2019 update - Almost done with the fifth garment. This lightweight pinstripe indigo linen is in process of becoming the dress bodice. Last night I added the button bands and stitched on the half dozen engraved mother of pearl buttons. Final steps are the 3/4 length sleeves, then attaching bodice to skirt. My previous everyday dress, the teal cotton batik striped one*, has been in pretty steady rotation as a middle layer this winter, so it will be really great to have a second dress in my wardrobe. After this I've only one more "sewing kit" to complete (the dark blue multicolor floral blouse), so I'd best take an hour or two to cut out the indigo/black textured linen pinafore pattern this weekend. I really want a pair of dark blue or indigo leggings, but I don't have the right fabric, alas.
February SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||bright feathers top for Mom||leaky undersink||bag to Goodwill|
|2||taupe/teal feathers knit top||neckline binding||bag to Goodwill|
|3||11 4oz jars marmalade||more chips spread||bag to Goodwill|
|4||mushroom print blouse ||chicken bedding||bag to Goodwill|
|5||Seville marmalade||x||rusty toolbox|
|6||4 jars Awesome Sauce||x||x|
|8||blood orange marmalde||x||x|
today's gratitude - all the years of adding curated fabric to my "resource collection", which means that most of the time, I have great options for making new garments...
* the teal batik stripe dress was my winning entry in the "Pre-2019 SWAP Dress Challenge" on Stitcher's Guild -