Sunday, 20 June 2010

Self Stitched September

I think I've got the sewing mojo back again, spurred on by the fact I have a dress to complete by 8th July for a works award evening where the dress code is smart for a BBQ?   Naturally as I sew I am expected to produce my own outfit.  I have chosen a 50's style Burda download that no longer seems to be on their site but I've made it before with many changes.  This time it will be as the original, in a black with small pink embroidered flowers that just happen to be the shade as a linen jacket I made two years ago.  Can't find the line drawing right now to show you!
 Self Stitched September   has found it's way to my reading list & I've decided to commit myself - I make my own undies anyway so I automatically wear one item of me made clothing everyday anyway!!  Finances are hellish tight but I had budgeted £30 for fabric for the above dress & got 3 lots & lining for less than that amount so I've got a start, all of it's destined for dresses but one might be a jacket!  The reason for dresses is that I'm hoping to get some promotion that may involve wearing something other than a uniform & I need to be prepared!!  Well I can live in hope.
I wish I could work out how to add the logo for this challenge.  When I do, I'll add it.


Leslie said...

Hi Sue! I joined SSS also! I've been wanting to try my hand at panties also. A while back Sew news magazine had an article about using old Tee shirts so I thought "why not?" lol - any pointers?

Sue said...

Old Tee shirts are the way to go! I use the Kwik Sew bikini pants from their swimwear book, as the starting point & I've refined them as I've gone along. The thing to remember with the leg elastic is not to stretch it when sewing the front leg & crotch area, just the bit at the back.

Leslie said...

Thanks for the tips, I'll let you know how it goes! :o) I'm excited for SSS, it'll be fun to see what everyone comes up with.