Day 1: I have a plan!

Thank you to everyone who commented on Monday’s panic post – I am always amazed when I throw a doubtful question out into the blogosphere and get such beautifully positive advice and encouragement in return.  So now I am a calm and focused MMJ-er… thanks to you, and The Plan:

  1. Nearly everyone pointed out that part of the challenge of Me-Made-June is that it forces us kicking and screaming encourages us to wear what we’ve made more often… and hey, maybe even enjoy it.  (Stevie, I’m glad I’m not the only one who makes dresses and doesn’t wear them.) So I’m planning to wear everything I’ve made so far at least once during the month – I’ll just have to find a good day for those dresses.
  2. At the same time, I’m clinging to my trouser comfort zone, which means that I’ve got to make a lot more tops.  I have my eye on this and this (both free patterns!  Astounding!)
  3. But… if I love trousers this much, I feel the responsibility to get on and make some.  Trousers are my sewing nemesis.  The words ‘crotch curve’ scare me senseless.  Nonetheless, by the end of the June I’m aiming to have made a pair (or at least some pajamas – thanks for the tip quietandsmall!)
  4. Finally, I need to work out the timer function on my camera.  Because today I had to wait til 7.30pm before Mr B got home to take this:

2 thoughts on “Day 1: I have a plan!

  1. Sounds like a good plan to me!
    Re: trousers there’s some free patterns on BurdaStyle.com, and Leko/Lekala patterns can be downded in a fixed sample size (approx. same as a BurdaStyle size 36) from their site – or you acn pay for a custom size (not sure how much it is though). There are more free patterns here too Modern Sewing Patterns (http://m-sewing.com). P.S. I’ve not tried any of these though so I don’t know how good they are!

    Oh, and Sunni (formerly thecupcakegoddess) at http://www.afashionablestitch.com ran a sewalong for trousers which includes fitting tips too 🙂

    • Wow, thanks for the ideas Claire! I will check out Burdastyle. I’d just started reading Sunni’s blog towards the end of the trouser sewalong, but I will definitely be looking back at all her posts for tips 🙂

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