I posted my February plans for my Burda challenge in the previous post, but I also have a few other garments I’d like to sew this month as well. I may be setting myself up to fail, especially as this is the shortest month of the year and I haven’t started any of these items yet, but if I write them down I know I’ll have more chance of actually getting on with them.
The first two items are dresses I’ve mentioned in a previous post. First is Vogue 8764.
I’ve chosen the red/black fabric on the right in this photo for this dress.
The grey/black fabric is for this dress (Burda 11-2008-112). This is nothing to do with my Burda challenge, I just really like the dress and as I already have a traced pattern and have made a muslin this should be fairly simple.
The final thing I’d like to sew this month is another dress. McCalls 6277.
I like view B, but with the shorter sleeves of view C. The fabric for this is a viscose, I think, from my stash.
I will probably have to make a muslin of this dress because I haven’t sewn a McCalls’ pattern before and I’ve no idea of their sizing. I’ve also just realised that this is supposed to be fully lined and I’m not sure I have any suitable lining fabric in my stash.
I was worried when I started this blog that I might end up just sewing skirts because they are so easy both to make and wear but my February plans, both Burda and non-Burda don’t include a single skirt. Instead I plan to make four dresses, one blouse and maybe a pair of trousers.
Now I’ve typed this, and my previous post, I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew for this month but, as before, I’m hoping that posting about my plans will give me focus.