Where did that time go? Well nowhere really. Just time spent working, cycling with my club, looking after my garden, the house and my family. Plenty of crochet and embroidery, but not much sewing.
Now the sewing mojo has well and truely returned.
Last October to be exact. I can’t remember why. Oh yes, I do!!
A new smart TV meant I stumbled upon the wonderful world that is Youtube. I knew it existed but I had no idea what wonderful sewing vlogs were waiting for my viewing.
Sewoverit, Stitched up, The Stitch Sisters, Saturday Night Stitch, The Fold Line, I Sew Alot , Athina Kakou, Sewisfaction and so so many more. My husband thinks I’m obsessed.
So to get in the zone, in October I remade an old favourite. A Tilly and the Buttons Coco in a scuba with stretchy bonded lace from my stash from Fabworks.
And then my first Sew House 7 Toaster #1 in a stable knit off ebay.
December next and a Tilly and the Buttons Freya from the Stretch Book in Leopard (or is that cheetah) bought from Coalville Fabrics on facebook. That smile looks a little forced!
Followed by another on New Years Day- think this one is cheetah.
In January I was in topstitching heaven with my Christmas coverstitch machine (OH located nearly new but actually new, on ebay). Another Toaster#1!!
And then I ventured down an alley I’d never been down before, activewear using some cheap lycra from Fabworks. So chuffed with these Jalie Cora Leggings.
Another Toaster, but this time Toaster#2. Not so happy with how this swings from my boobs and the shoulders came out too narrow from an incorrectly constructed neck.
But slimming it down, constructing the neck correctly and adding cuffs resulted in a lovely cosy camel knit (Fabworks) for work.
Finally another first, my first foray into trousers following the Sew Over It online course for the Carrie and Ultimate Trousers.
So completely pleased with these. Sewn really just for practice as they came first with the course. I really didn’t expect to like the silhouette.
So the sewjo is well and truely back. 9 items in 4 months! Admittedly, the cold weather helps to keep one indoors but I’m busy daydreaming fabric and patterns and sewing when I should be doing other things.
For this weekend my plan is finishing the Sew Over It course with a well fitted pair of Ultimate Trousers, and some camouflage gym leggings and a gym tank and a lot more YouTube, any suggestions?
Love, Lucie x