It's been a mighty long time since I last wrote but I've been sewing religiously for the past year, I'm just clearly rubbish at blogging!
My skills and confidence have increased dramatically and I've attempted a few challenging projects in which I've surpassed my expectations, particularly the Sewaholic Minoru Jacket with a fair few pattern hacks (storm flap with poppers, welt pockets, lined hood and a drawstring waist).
My favourite makes are some of my more recent ones; I'm focussing more on fitting at the moment which has involved making multiple versions of the pattern (some might say toiles!). I've made 5 (yes 5!) Sewaholic Granville shirts (and each time they've been different) and now 2 pairs of Ginger Jeans which along with my Minoru Jacket is one of my top favourite projects - another pair are at the top of my list of next makes.
I've also dabbled a little with lingerie making having made several Orange Lingerie Marlborough bras. I think I've got the fitting just about right now for me but it's always edge of my seat stuff when I start making another as I'm so conscious about what a poor fitting bra feels like to wear (and how disappointed I am when it goes wrong!).
So, to finish up this little update before I start blogging proper (I promise) I'm now well into my second Me Made Year, having not purchased any RTW clothing in nearly two years with big plans to focus on... shoe making this year! My sister and I are attending a sandal making course next month at I Can Make Shoes and I can't wait! I've even bought (possibly a little prematurely) a paur of shoe lasts in my size for flat shoes ready for when I know what I'm doing!
Roll on June!