I am pretty happy with my March Monthly Stitchers project! Too be honest though I would have been happy making any of the projects… And if I was Super Woman I would make all 4. I actually dreamed about being Super Woman and impressing you all with my mad skills, but then realized there was NO way I would be able to get them all 4 done. Especially since I am on my last week of flower girl dress making, I still have 10 blouses to make for a friend, I work full time, am a TAXI driver for 2 kids, and I am also wanting to make Easter Dresses for my three girls… So, no Super Woman for me this month!
Anyway, without further ado… Here is how the voting went:
I had 80 people vote.. Thanks to ALL 80 of you! 🙂 And I will be making the Retro Blouse Pattern (Simplicity 1590) in the lovely voile… Yes! The black, grey and white voile!
I am pretty excited to make this pattern. I LOVE it… and will probably make several once I have the fit worked out. Now I just have to decide whether to go with the collared version or the lovely rounded neckline.
Decisions… Decisions! Thanks to all who voted to boss me around!
As many of you have already noticed I am sure… The Monthly Stitchers have a brilliant challenge for the month of March. And I am JUST sliding in my “voting post” with a few days left in the month. Whew… I confess I am a BIG lagger… I get so busy!
The concept is that SOME sewists MAY have some unused patterns and/ or stash lurking around in their garages and that if we happen to be one of “those” sewists, we could take the month of March and sew something up from that “stash.” BUT… there is always a BUT… we don’t get to pick. We get to put the vote to you. Our faithful and fabulous readers!
Now, I am not confessing to having loads of “stash…” Or loads of patterns…
Oh, who am I kidding. I have LOTS of projects I have planned but never accomplished. So, I chose 4 and will put the vote to you. 🙂 I am actually pretty darn excited to see what you pick for me!
#1- I have this cotton voile I purchased a “while” ago just waiting to be made up in to a blouse. Probably with some black buttons! I have enough to do a short sleeved version and really like this pattern I have had lurking around but never used… YET!
#2 . This is also a cotton voile. I admit I love the weight of voile and I really like to say voile. So, I have quite a bit of voile and will most likely add more voile to my collection. 😉 This one is black and white and grey. And don’t you just LOVE this Retro blouse?
#3. This is a sheer chiffon I bought last year as well. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little birdies and it was definitely a purchase I made when I was trying to branch out from my “normal” fabric buys. It is light weight and sheer so I would either underline it or wear it sheer with a cami top. It reminds me of spring! I have enough to make the Short sleeve or the 3/4… Decisions decisions!
#4. This is a WILD denim weight fabric that I bought to make a blazer out of. I will be honest. I don’t even know yet if I LIKE the fabric- it was one of those “IamgoingintobuyacoolprinteddenimfabricandmakeablazerbutIdon’tlikeanythingsoIamgoingtosettle” moments. I settled and now I look at it and wonder how it will look made up. Guess I won’t know until I make it up!
Thanks for voting! I am off to vote on some more myself as I see a few new ones have popped up!
OH- and if you have not entered my Sew Grateful Giveaway please do so! I have some lovely dress patterns I am giving away and a piece of fabric. 🙂