Sewing challenge: May
Ok, time for a blog post summarizing my sewing in May. Overall it has been a really productive month, I will probably not be able to sew as much every month. The reason for my inspiration is that I have a sewing challenge - I want to destash! Read all about it here!
I have finished many ufo:s, so their fabrics don't show in the stash photos. The two drawers show my entire fabric stash, and 3 fabrics from each drawer are now used up! In total I made 11 garments, 6 completely new ones and finishing 5 ufo:s.
The blue jersey was made into a night gown, I did not bother to blog about it but it is used often for lazy days at home!
The two cute dresses for Bonnie are described in this blog post.
My poppy dress with extreme puff sleeves has a blog post here.
The Screwdriver wrap top is described in this blog post.
The Opian swimsuit was a really fun and quick make! Read about it here .
And now for the ufo:s. The first one is my wrap top from Burda, and is the garment I use most frequently since it was finished. Read all about it here
The cute Saraste blouse has a blog post here . I extended it into a dress. It is a really silly ufo since I only had to sew in the buttons... But an easy win and I used it a lot!
The simple tshirt from the scrap pieces of the dress are also covered in the blog post.
The orange tulle skirt was also an easy ufo, it just needed hemming... Read all about it and see more photos here.
Finally, my last make was finishing this really nice top that I have been using a lot!
Seeing all my finished garments like this makes me realise 4 things:
- I am much more productive than I thought
- I really use the garments I make which is great. After 20 years of sewing I finally feel like a confident enough sewist to solve and save most issues that can occur during sewing
- this challenge makes me more creative - I use what I have at home. Patching pieces together to get more out of my fabrics really helps my destashing. Maybe next month I dare to mix fabrics with different prints...?
- Apperantly I like sewing red garments!