This past Saturday I sat in a coffee shop watching the Craftsy class Mastering Zippers and becoming overwhelmed with gratitude towards Craftsy. I’m very visual, so having the opportunity to watch someone sew a zipper over and over again is huge for me. The rest of this summer will be filled with Craftsy classes. My plan is to watch classes I’m already enrolled in before the fall starts. Those classes include: re-watching Machine Basics, Machine Feet, 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know, and Underneath it all.
I also have 4 projects I’d like to finish before the fall. My brother and sister-in-law will be visiting in a few weekends (Yay!) and I’m going to make my sister-in-law, Amanda, and I blouses using Tilly and The Buttons patterns. I will be making Amanda the Mathilde and making myself the Mimi Blouse. I’m so excited about this and hopefully the pictures we’ll get to take! To keep with the letter M theme, I’m also going to make myself a Mesa dress from Seamwork. It’s supposed to be a one hour project so I thought it’d be a fun, fast way to have a new dress! Finally I’m going to finish up on the Mimi Blouse I started forever ago for my friend Julie. Apparently starting and stopping projects is not good for me because I just push them aside for months. So by the end of summer I hope to have 4 new sewing projects to reflect on, enjoy, and post!
As I mentioned in my last post, in the fall I’ll be attending Davy College, aka homeschooling myself. My blog will look a bit different during this time. I have myself scheduled to only make 4 sewing projects during the end of August – November. My sewing class is scheduled for Thursday evenings. I will take my time and be intentional with every step of the sewing process. My hope is to have 4 garments I have sewn well and can proudly wear. The patterns I have chosen for the fall are as follows: Arielle Skirt from Tilly and The Buttons, Jumpsuit from Vogue, Smooth Sailing Trousers from Wearing History, and the Andy Coat from Named.
I’m so excited about what’s ahead for me and DavyMade. If you happen to be taking any of these Craftsy classes during the summer or using any of these patterns throughout the summer or fall I’d love to keep in touch. We can encourage each other, help each other out and share our projects! I’ll also be taking the Craftsy class Mastering Construction in the fall. If you want to learn or sew with me just let me know!