It did become difficult towards the end of that year and I 'only' sewed 12 garments, averaging one per month in 2012. This year, I've 'only' done 4 projects - one is part worked and 'Exploding Tiramisu' is the fourth.
Fabric: 'Explosion' from Croft Mill, UK
Pattern and Year: 'Tiramisu' from Cake Patterns 2013
Pantone Challenge Colours: All of them!
Time to Complete: Lots of bits of evenings in August - it's all hand sewn with false French seams inside
Cost: Fabric approx £20 (justified as something special for the reunion). Pattern free - I won it!
First Worn: In these photos - amongst the garden flowers.
Wear Again: Yes, definitely, for something special
This is made on the bias, from a satiny stuff with lots of 'give'. The pattern recommends a knit, but it's possible to make it from ordinary fabric. It goes on easily, straight over the head with no zip involved - perfect for a fabric like this. The only modifications I've made are to make thinner bindings on the sleeve edges and crossover at the front and to miss out the pockets as it give a better 'line' in this fabric. I've done what some of the other contributors have, in that I've chosen a print with most of the Pantone colours in it. I love the vibrancy of it and it demanded a special 'twirl' to show it off ...
I won the pattern from a competition run by Dresses & Me in New Zealand. After Sew Weekly finished, I did 'tread water' for a while, wondering what to do ... I found other sewing blogs and kept in touch with those I'd 'met' on Sew Weekly. That's how I found out about the pattern competition.
I have been sent a gorgeous swap package from Loran in California, but I'd already started the dress and I'm looking forward to using the things she's sent in a future project.
Sewing gives me a creative outlet and I've embarked on a journey ... I like to think I'm getting better at blogging now ... I wouldn't have started one if it hadn't been for Sew Weekly. I always keep a camera with me and find I actively keep up with exhibitions and happenings in the creative world. I've been out and about a lot this year and made some great additions to my 'stash' of fabric! I'm also well on the way with my knitting qualification and I've just finished designing my first piece, with about a third of the course left to do. Future sewing plans will be as and when I want really, though I've just joined The Monthly Stitch Collective so that I can keep in touch with other bloggers. I look forward to everyone elses creations for the Reunion and seeing some familiar faces once again!