Happy New Year! We’re having a big sale in our store to help fuel your resolution and to-do list endeavors! Everything is discounted from 15% to 40%…it’s our biggest sale yet! I always find January to be a month full of exciting dreams and plans for the future (as most people do, I am sure!) and so, along with Matt and my personal resolutions, I have been formulating a sewing to-do list.
Of course, with the recent release of our Camas Blouse pattern, I have all sorts of interpretations of the blouse floating around in my head. I plan to create a tunic length version shortly and also would like to do a tutorial on sewing the blouse with pleats instead of gathers. I just finished sewing a Cascade Skirt (a lovely pattern by Megan Nielsen) and it pairs really well with the Camas Blouse. The version I have made is in a luxurious deep purple faux-suede (to be blogged soon!) so my next version will be something a little more aimed at everyday wear. Lastly, to provide another outfit option for my wardrobe of Camas Blouses, I have great plans to sew all sorts of samples of our upcoming pattern, the Lazo Pants! The first two versions I make will be in floaty Tencel and a wool suiting blend.
In an effort to make my sewing plans work together to form a proper ‘wardrobe’ I’ve tried to create sewing plans with outfits in mind. I think the short version of Papercut Pattern’s Coppelia Cardigan would look really nice with both the Lazo Pants and the Cascade Skirt because the cardigan ends at waist length. Nicole and I will be sewing the Watson Bra during our upcoming Friday night sewing sessions. And lastly, I’d like to sew a white Nettie Bodysuit as a layering piece to wear under the Coppelia.
I played around with some potential colour and texture schemes as I made my plans…don’t hold me to them though! I never seem to be able to stick to one coordinated set of colours…the second I walk into a fabric store and notice an unusual fabric, all my best intentions are waylaid and my colour scheme is replaced by whatever suits the random fabric I first set my eyes on!
You might notice that these plans are all for personal sewing…I have lots of menswear sewing plans as well! I’ll post about those later :). Good luck with your sewing resolutions and daydreaming! I hope you enjoy our biggest sale yet!