Anyone up for a sewing challenge?
11 years agoTamara @justsewit
Hilarious reading these posts!
I have a trench coat to finish, a 2+2 skirt to complete (sized up) and should really dive in head first with the badminton set all of which are ones I haven’t yet done. The teaparty outfit and the bubble dress patterns (in baby sizes) I am also planning to do at some stage and I may use the bedtime story pyjama pattern to make a multi sized dress up for the playgroup if they choose that idea. I’m going to have another go at the Sunday brunch set also (in a small size) and have sized up the sailboat skirt and pants for this summer’s sewing list. There is so much to go on with!11 years agobeachmom @beachmom
Sarvi, You get a pass with moving!;)
Technically, I haven’t made the Hopscotch Dress either but I figure if you make the shirt it’s essentially the same except for length. And if I’m getting really technical, the Family Reunion Top and a few others along those lines (top vs. dress versions).
I finished one of mine…the Puppet Show Dress. But then again, I had it already cut out when I originally posted. Now the question is what should I sew next?11 years agokatybellabug @katybellabug
I am knee deep in school skirts at the moment. I am 1 of 3 Sunday Brunch skirts down at the moment and if my fabric lasts long enough I plan on doing three 2+2 skirts as well. Phew! Only 11 days left till school starts!
But this idea encourages me to get cracking on the Sunday Brunch Jacket that I have cut and also the Jumprope pattern that I have yet to open. I’m in!11 years agoJennifer1568 @Jennifer1568
beachmom, the Family Reunion pattern as a blouse is really cute. It is one of my favorites along with the 2+2. I like your Puppet Show Dress a lot. The fabric you chose makes it look more mature.11 years agoEmily @Emily
OK, I’m in. I’m afraid my list is longer than I’d like to contemplate – I tend to pick my favorite patterns and sew them over and over again, rather than trying the new ones! I have a Secret Agent trench cut out, but I haven’t made ANY progress on it. I’m in the middle of back-to-school sewing for Eleanor, but I think that I’m going to challenge myself to finish the Secret Agent before I cut out the TWO School Days coats I have planned for her this fall/winter.
You all are so motivating! I’m going to try to finish the three Family Reunion dresses I have in progress today so that I can get started on the trench.11 years agoTamara @justsewit
I didn’t realize this includes doing parts of a pattern already made! I haven’t done the Family Reunion top (or really a dress for that matter unless you count the half finished one that is waiting for buttons). So add that one to my list.11 years agoSarvi @Sarvi
Yay for getting a pass! I sure need one 🙂11 years ago
Foiled by a lack of cotton!
I’m having such a nice time sewing my Secret Agent coat (an entirely new pattern for me) but with all that bias binding I didn’t think of how I’d need more than my standard 100m cotton reel. So a forced early night for me tonight and off to Spotlight tomorrow.
The fabric I’m using is a cotton/polyester/lycra drill which was dirt cheap but is so nice to work with as any ironed seam sets like cement.11 years agoMama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles
LightningMcStitch I seem to run into this myself a bit. There a few things I haven’t started do to lack of farbci for one part or another on a project.
The only patterns I haven’t done yet that I have bought is the sail boat top, nature walk outfit and the school days jacket. I know the jacket will have to wait seeing that I need to buy wool fabric for both of my little ones.11 years agoAdrienne @Adrienne
Phew! I’m not the only one!!! I feel so much better knowing that I am not alone in pattern hoarding!! However, if I don’t get started my little girl will have outgrown my Oliver + S stash!!!! (But needing bigger sizes is still a good reason to pick up sme more patterns,right?)11 years agosagedogmn @sagedogmn
Okay, I’m late to the party, but I’m going to try to get a music class skirt, and a 2+2 blouse and skirt. They’ve been sitting in my “to get to” pile quite some time.11 years ago
Just finished my Secret Agent Trench Coat, (bar a little bit of hand tacking of the facing for tomorrow night)
But now I’m out of action for the week due to other evening commitments….11 years agoTassiemum @Tassiemum
So many to do. Family reunion blouse, puppet show shorts, birthday party dress, sketchbook shirt and shorts, music class blouse, icecream dress, swing set skirt, 2+2 blouse, and after school pants. I also have to finish a trench coat, Sunday brunch jacket, and an apple picking dress. I think I own too many Oliver + S patterns, but they are such wonderful patterns. I can’t wait to see the new fall patterns.11 years ago
Oh heck, I’ve just ADDED to the pile by drafting 5 hat patterns!
Next week is the start of the official hat season at daycare and the kids have both outgrown last years. I suspect I’ll still buy something for leaving at daycare, cause i’ll care too much about any hat I make. 🙂11 years agoTassiemum @Tassiemum
1 down – finished my apple picking dress I started nearly 12 months ago and had put to the side. So many more to go.
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