.A Sew-A-Long session with Ebony and Lisa on the 5th. It was nice and productive - that's when I started the maxi dress. AND, I got to meet Lisa's mother for the first time. She is a real sewing icon, and I loved talking with and getting to know her.
.My first fabric party at Ebony's on the 18th. Quite an experience. I loved fabric shopping in the comfort of her home, and picked up some really pretty pieces.
.I did complete two garments in July; the maxi dress and a pair of pants from Simplicity 2860. I haven't posted the pants yet, because they are part of a suit, and I get a chance to start the jacket yet.
.A fitting session with Lisa and Ebony on the 24th. Informative, helpful and a real learning experience that I am sure will prove beneficial for years to come.
.Joined the GO CHANEL OR GO HOME Sew A Long which is gearing up full force as I speak. I plan on seeing this one through, even though I keep asking myself - "WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE YOU THINKING?" I know I'm ultra busy right now, but the Chanel Sew a long doesn't officially start until September 1st and runs through November 15th. And since the making of a Chanel jacket is on my list of Sewing Goals for the year, this will actually be good for me. When I saw news of it I decided to jump right on the band wagon because I didn't want to get locked out like I did with the Coat Sew A Long last year. So, I am officially entered in. My classes end around September 16th and I think that even if I didn't start until that time I should be able to finish by the Nov. 15th deadline. After all I'll only be in the process of taking my FINAL class for this degree at that time. I have my fabric and four patterns to choose from already. I think the only thing I'll need to order is the trim for the jacket. I'm also starting to read up on Chanel Jacket construction and paying close attention to the Sew A Long blog. There's going to be a ton of inspiration and information that I can get there. I need to make a note to get the Claire Shaffer book "Couture Sewing", and I'm reading up on two piece sleeve construction. I should be good to go.
FABRIC GIFTED FROM MY MOM LAST YEAR
MY FOUR PATTERN CHOICES
Hopefully, August will be a much more productive month for sewing. I feel like I haven't even put a dent in my summer sewing....