I am taking a break this August, but part of that involves some personal sewing. I haven’t had time for it these past few months – newsletter readers will know that I’ve been well into preparing AW patterns for release – but I’ve really missed writing pattern reviews. The last one was the Arenite pants back in January, so I’m well overdue! Hopefully I’ll be able to establish a better routine in time.
The above wrap dress was the last thing I sewed, but I didn’t write a review because it has been out of print for many years. I think it’s the only pattern I have that’s too old to bother with; the others on my list are still very much available, and I’m looking forward to sitting at the machine and writing up my thoughts! All my chosen projects are driven by comfort, whether expressed through technique or fabric choice – and there are NO ZIPS IN SIGHT 😉 (some of you may have already discovered my recent thoughts on zips).
Although I haven’t had time to sew, I have managed to get tracing and alterations done in anticipation, so once I get going, it should be fairly straightforward. The only big projects in the back of my mind are coats and jackets, but they can definitely wait for cooler weather. As I write it’s over 30 degrees outside, and the prospect of having wool coating on my lap is not pleasant! I’ll be sticking to cottons and linens, thank you very much.
I will be back blogging in early September – most likely the 8th – so until then, have a lovely summer, and I look forward to writing more about knitwear design, my favourite books, and other ideas floating around in my head. See you again soon 🙂