To Do Tuesday June 21


It was so nice to spend some time sewing this last week, and even though I only get to cross one item off my list, I actually completed two of them.  Once again, it’s time for To Do Tuesday over at Stitch All The Things!

Last week’s list:

1.  Quilting Class Quilt
2.  By Hand London Flora Dress
3.  Dress Pattern Testing
4.  TSNEM:  Making & Using Piping
5.  Swing Top and Dress Pattern Testing

1.  Quilting Class Quilt – I ran into some hiccups this week with time, and I changed my mind about what quilt pattern to use for this quilt, so I didn’t make much progress.  I was originally going to make a nine-patch quilt, but I have decided to make a pin wheel quilt instead.  I also changed my mind about the fabric I was using, and I pulled some other pieces out of my stash.  I do have all my fabric cut, so now all I have to do is get it pieced and put together.  Baby V is nearly 10 days old, holding his own, and he is making strides, and I can’t wait for him to have a nice blanket from home to snuggle in at the NICU.

2.  By Hand London Flora Dress – Harley asked me to make her the Flora Dress from By Hand London, and she wants to be able to wear it for some of her senior pictures this summer.  I had the dress cut out last week, and I spent this week piecing it.  This is the first time I have made a fully lined dress, and it was quite a challenge.  Now that the dress is finished (it still needs washed and pressed), I am sure there are a couple of things I could have done with the lining to make it a little easier, but I am very happy with it!  Harley really likes it, too, and since it is one of the items on my Quarter 2 Finish-A-Long List I took pictures of her modeling it and wrote a blog post about it, as well.



3.  Dress Pattern Testing – I actually finished this dress and submitted feedback to the pattern maker; however, there were enough inconsistencies between testers feedback, she is revisiting the pattern again.  I will be making another version of this dress once her revisions are finished.

4.  TSNEM:  Making & Using Piping – I haven’t started this project yet, but the Swing Top and Dress I am testing this week will be perfect with some nice accent piping!

5.  Swing Top and Dress Pattern Testing – I can’t say much about the pattern yet because it hasn’t been released, but I am super excited about this one!

I am really happy with everything I got done this week, and I am finally feeling my creative groove again.  After taking off what I completed, I decided not to add anything else to my “to do” list – less stress, you know?  If I manage to complete something that isn’t on my list, I’ll just talk about it next week.

1.  Quilting Class Quilt
2.  Dress Pattern Testing
3.  TSNEM:  Making & Using Piping
4.  Swing Top and Dress Pattern Testing

What do you have planned this week?

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2 thoughts on “To Do Tuesday June 21

  1. Wow, you did have a productive sewing week! I don’t think a quilt is a quilt until you’ve changed your mind at least once about the pattern and the fabric. So glad to read that baby is doing well.

    Love that dress too! I made fully lined dresses with crinolines sewn in and piped bolero jackets for both of my girls about 10 years ago. I have no idea how on earth I managed to get them done. There’s no way I’d tackle something like that now. I think you did an amazing job with the lining on that dress, and I really love that high-low hem line (is that what they call that? No clue!). Beautiful work!

    1. Ha! I agree on the mind-changing! I have done it at least once or twice with every quilt I have ever made!

      The dress is great, but we fit it to her back and the bust is too full. It is going to have to have some adjustments at some point.

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