May 2017

Belvedere Waistcoat

I started the Belvedere Waistcoat Sew-a-Long from Thread Theory Designs.  I cut out two waistcoats today.  I will be making version 1 and version 2.  My fabric choices seem pretty challenging, so I hope I can handle how things go.  Here are my fabric choices:

Who else is joining this sew-a-long?

 

I was so stressed about cutting out the Bemberg properly that I couldn't turn any music on.  Sheesh.  That fabric was tough, and I do not feel confident about sewing it at all!

I Learned a Few Things

 

Here is the photo of my completed dress for Dress Like Your Grandma 2017.  I think I like the muslin better, but it does not have a hem yet.

 

I have been working on some big projects so this hem has to wait.  One of the projects I was working on was to make small appreciation gifts for one of the refugee resettlement agencies in town.  I made 75 gifts - baskets, earbud holders, and phone pillows.  They are giving them to employees and interns.  It was fun, and I am glad I could help in such a way.