Since we have many talented sewists in the guild who occasionally (or oftentimes!) sew beautiful items of clothing in addition to quilts, we thought we'd invite members our Pam and Cindy to do some informal garment Q & A, tips, tricks, and assorted techniques at the upcoming meeting. Even if you prefer not to sew/focus on garments at this meeting, please of course still come and work on quilts like a normal meeting!
I, myself, am looking forward to re-learning how to sew clothes. I learned to sew from my grandmother when I was a little girl and sewed things like poodle skirts and boxer shorts (awesome, right?) for 4-H. But, in the late 80's, it wasn't exactly trendy to make and wear your own clothes. So somewhere along the line, I stopped sewing and turned off my creative side for many (way too many) years! Given the recent resurgence of so many gorgeous patterns and buttery fabrics from which to choose and sew a handmade wardrobe, I figure it's high time that I revisit this skill! Should be like riding a bike, right? I plan to start with the Lane Raglan sweatshirt by designer Hey June that has made quite the rounds on Instagram and sewing blogs. I bought/downloaded it from Indiesew.com. I've selected my fabrics (see below) and now just need to cut out my pattern pieces before the meeting so I can ask questions of all you veteran sewists!
|Art Gallery Knits fabric from Hawthorne Threads. The print is from the Skopelos collection by Katarina Roccella.|
|Floral Lane Raglan|
So, that's my plan and I'm sticking to it! What do you plan to work on? Tell us about any cool new patterns you've seen (garment or quilt-wise!!). And we hope to see you a week from Saturday at the meeting!