Monday, August 24, 2015

Fashion School & Project Planning

I've been very busy over the past weeks, but my future months are going to be even more hectic, since as of last week I've started a fashion design program! I'm officially a student at CaƱada College, and I've got a full-time schedule, working towards a certificate in their technical oriented apparel program.

Although this means most of my sewing in the near future will be focused on coursework, I have set aside time to work on outfits for two weddings, and have started to plan out a queue for personal projects, which I'm going to share with you now!

I often fall in love with prints that are on plain woven cotton fabric. While they don't always have the crispness associated with quilting cotton, they aren't too far off, which greatly affects the ability of the fabric to drape properly. So many of my patterns work best with fluid, lightweight fabrics, so I went on a quest a while back to find patterns more suitable for these cottons, and paired up some patterns with fabrics.

1. McCalls M7085

This first one is actually finished. And I hate it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Recent Travels

At the end of July, we spent a little over a week visiting with our family on Vancouver Island–in particular, this little munchkin:

There is no sewing in this post, just a few photographs!