Now that the big dragon quilt project is pretty much over (still need to sew a sleeve on the back and make the label)… I’ve been going over my sewing area and doing a little cleaning and sewing. I recently was super inspired by another PMQG member, Susan Beal, who has been wearing skirts and dresses she sews herself. After talking with her, I purchased the Barcelona Skirts pattern by Amy Butler.
I’m excited to try making something to wear ~ but it’s very scary. I don’t even know what kind of fabric(s) I want to use yet. Being a larger girl, clothes in general are kind of scary, but I’m in need of a little change.
I just made a couple BOM blocks. Our guild is doing this thing where they have a tutorial for a new block at every meeting ~ you then make 2 of those blocks. You keep one and give one to the guild at the next meeting. The blocks given are then pieced together by different BEE’s for charity quilts. Such a great idea! Here’s the one I’m giving this month:
This second one is the one I’m keeping ~ it was the first one I made and is a little off and wonky… but I can make it work for my own sampler quilt! Here is the BOM we did last month:
I have it pictured with another block I made using Anita’s Arrowheads pattern ~ super fun way to piece together a block! I think I’ll be making a quilt using those in some way.
Recently I finally got a chance to go to Cool Cottons with a gift card I got for my birthday last month (I know… how could I have waited so long??) Anyway, since I don’t have a set plan in my head for what I want to do next, I just bought some things I liked:
I’m still helping my daughter work on her cosplay costume for Sakura-Con… so that’s where my sewing time has been spent lately. When that is done, and then I plan on getting busy with more quilty goodness!
well, If you make a muslin first and fit it to your body you dont have to worry about fabric … try a Kona solid.
Looks like fun! I too want to try making clothes, probably a skirt first and then a dress. It is scary!