Last month I started a sew along on PatternReview.com which got a huge response from others. So now sewing one garment a month is even more fun watching others and motivating each other. I’ve been traveling a lot too and hooking up with other PR members in my travels. It’s a great feeling meeting them and talking about sewing, PR and how it all got started.
My next meet up is in Vogue fabrics in Evanston, IL on July 28th. So exciting!
Here’s a shirt I just finished as my July project. I am really enjoying sewing fun and funky woven prints. I think I’ll give my serger a little rest while I make a few more of these. Granted that they are not the quick and easy projects I am used to but they are definitely more satisfying. However now that I’ve spent a few days basting, stitching and topstitching this, I think I need to make something quick for my upcoming trip to Chicago.
I have some knit left from my June project which will become a quick a-line skirt. I can’t wait to get my custom dress form!
My June Burda arrived yesterday and I can’t wait to start working on some of the cute projects from this issue. I used to subscribe to Burda WOF two years ago but never made that many items so decided to suspend it. But lately there has been a renewed interest in Burda and other pattern magazines on PR that I have no choice 🙂 I broken down and subscribed through Amazon.com. Great price there. Since my first issue isnt going to arrive for 6 weeks, I bought the June Burda from GLPNews.com.
I like a lot of things from this issue but my first project is going to be this super cute shoulder cut out tunic. There are several reviews of this top on PR but my favorite is Christina’s version! I think this top will be perfect with my lace skirt. I might even do some beading on the neckband.