I started a new job in April,and no longer wear dental scrubs but regular work clothing. I was able to make do with what I owned the first week trying not to break my Ready to Wear Fast. I have a confession.
I had thought I could sew and not purchase anything new, but I have cheated and purchased a few items. Yes, I rationalized the first purchase of a sweater dress and button up cardigan, I do not know who to knit and they were on sale. The second time came much easier to cheat, I needed nicer Jeans to wear to work. I could probably learn to sew my own, bit when would I find the time and I still had so many other sewing plans. I did purchase responsibly, made in the USA and that makes me feel a little better, but regardless I have broke my fast and am no longer participating.
I had plans to complete my March The Monthly Stitch challenge Timeless Trenchcoat, and it is here.
Yes, we have a UFO sighting.I made a muslin prepared the fabric but have not yet cut it out. Now it is April and I am just squeezing in a last minute The Monthly Sitch Sewing Double . Not only was I overly ambitious about my goals I was also easily distracted by every shiny new object.
|From top left to right Winifred dress and, Coco shirt|
,Bottom left to right Flora dress and,Moneta dress
I was inspired by Clio So Sexy Sew Along and joined that, I have the pattern and fabric planned for a black silk slip, but again it has not been cut another Un Finished Object.
Here we are the end of April and I had planned to do this for Sew for Victory
Yes, still not completed or even cut.
Look...more UFO's a Bow tie blouse from Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing promised to my daughter in white wool jersey.
I decided that I needed to review the Wardrobe Architect and my personal wardrobe plans. This helped me focus on what I needed to fill the gaps in my wardrobe and focus on my aesthetic and silhouettes that flatter me. Here are some things gathered on my Pinterest Board. I really like the simple French Style with minimal classic pieces to mix and match.
Reading my blog feed I came across this post from Rachel of House of Pinheiro, Sewing Blissfully Perfect timing for me as I was reflecting on my sewing and UFO's
I have come to peace with my sewing and am no longer feeling guilty about not completing tasks. I am also dropping out of the the Ready to Wear Fast. I will only buy things that I love and that are quality made. I want my sewing to be the same. I have decided to drop out of Me Made May and Sew for Victory. I look forward to seeing what my fellow bloggers create.
I plan to continue with the Monthly Stitch Challenge and using them to complete items that fill gaps in my wardrobe. I will complete the Trench coat even though it may be really late. I will try to complete my the Vintage Pattern Pledge sewing again items that are in my plan.
I may sew a few other simple fast items in the meantime but I plan to be more focused when I sew and enjoy the process by sewing blissfully.