Friday, February 1, 2013

New Wardrobe / Sew-Along Sewing Plans

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The stars are aligning to get me to SEW and sew for MYSELF!

Okay, maybe not actual stars - but two things in my life:

  • First, of course, is my new wardrobe - I am feeling inspired and excited to add pieces of my own!  
  • Second, I have joined my first ever sew-along.  

Alethia is hosting a "Stash Smashing" sew-along on her site Sew Much Talent.  Given that I helped her kick it off with a chat about the Original "How Much Fabric?" Reference cards, I thought it would be fun to join in...

Plus, it seems like a pretty easy one - it's only a 1 month commitment to refrain from buying fabric and sew from your stash.  ;)

The most difficult part might be figuring out where to start!  I have these 3 fabrics that I would like to use for skirts:

The fabric on the right is a bit gauzy.  It will have to be lined and I'm imaging it made up as something like one of these 2 patterns:


The other two are standard cottons.  I'm imagining the grey (on the far left) as an A-Line skirt - maybe like this pattern:  

Finally, for the middle print (with pink flowers), I'm imagining something more full - maybe pleated or gathered, like one of these 2 patterns:  


But I do have 2 other skirt patterns that I like - maybe one of them would work for one of those 3 fabrics?  


Any thoughts?  Which of these patterns would you use for each of the 3 fabrics?  

I'm hoping to start (and maybe even finish!) a skirt this weekend!  :)

I hope you have a great sewing weekend!  :)


  1. Wow, didn't know this was your first sew-a-long, glad to be able to be apart of your first experience, woo-hoo!!!!
    I think your plans are great ideas, so go with that.

    1. Thanks, Alethia! :) I think that first up will be the grey A-line skirt... I can't wait to start! :)