Sew Paradise

What if I didn’t buy any clothes…

For the next six months. Nursing bras don’t count. But what if I sewed everything I’m wearing for the next six months. Use up the stash. Post a SnS on Sewingmamas and SewingRefuge every week. What could I make? The BurdaStyle Anda dress with nursing overlay. I am sure I have a knit that would work (hey, that b&w diagonal stripe…) The HotPatterns Sugar Babe outfit with green ombre knit tube top, black linen pants, and green linen jacket. The flare leg pants in capri length in lime green linen. That sounds like a summer capsule.

Then, into fall. An auburgine sweaterknit Cardiwrap. Navy and camel wool flare leg pants. B&W houndstooth flare leg pants. Iridescent denim flare leg pants (love the flare leg pants!) Auburgine paisley tube top (cut down the burda top I didn’t like) or super simple Anda tee. Slate wool knit Sugar Babe pants. Lilac princess wrap with 3/4 sleeves. Peach floribunda nursing top. Black and brown mesh knit reversible tee.
And that’s just the surface! I haven’t even thought of the fabric I have stashed. Honey brocade, tissue linen in aqua, floral linen for a baby sling.
I’d be super stylish, that’s what I’d be…

Sew Paradise

The Pant Challenge

So I am setting up a new blog when I move this server for sewing and motherhood, thrifting and style. And as part of that I’m setting up a sewing challenge: can I make the above pants in less time than it takes to wash and dry a pair of pants.

I am going to set up the challenge like this: set washer for 16 min. cycle. Toss in jeans (or khakis) and have pattern and fabric laid out to cut. start washer. Cut pants, sew pants, switch clothes to dryer, dry pants. I think I can do it, since I think our total wash cycle is 30 min, and I’m sure a pair of pants in the dryer is at least 30 min to 45 min.

I’m also not making something easy like a one seam knit pant. That I could surely do, but a trouser pant, with a CB invisible zipper.

I’ll move the server, move the blog and start the challenge next week after I sew the first test pair (the lime green capri length pants). So I’ll know how to sew the pants, and perfect the technique before I start the challenge.

We are up north, baby is sleeping in the bouncer and all is well. I brought knitting, knitted in the car on my part of the ‘ride’ (as opposed to drive) up. I have on a pale blue nursing top with the tan sweater with pale blue blanket stitch edging, and my super skinny boot cut black denim jeans. Perfect. With a vintage orange and white/turquoise choker necklace.