Sewing Through the Decades: I started this challenge over a year ago, which was to sew a dress from each decade from the 1920's on up. I got stuck in the 20's because the dress I was making was horrific. (The 20's silhouette is not really great on my figure.) I am thinking now that anything from each decade would be okay. I love this 1920s bridge jacket from Decades of Style.
Mystery Box Challenge: I would like to finish up my mystery box challenge mentioned here. (I received 4 fabrics in a Fabric Mart mystery bundle and I need to use them all up.) I made one project - my color block dress - and got bogged down. I have 2 weird fabrics and one really nice one left. I think I am going to see what dying this one blue will do, and then maybe turn it into a spring skirt.
Craftsy Classes: I have purchased three Craftsy Classes.
- Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress with Gretchen Hirsch
- The Couture Dress with Susan Khalje
- Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket with Gretchen Hirsch
I don't really want to make the bombshell dress, but I got the class because I was interested in the techniques. I do however want to make the Couture Dress and the Starlet Suit Jacket. (Can I mention my dislike for the couture label that gets slapped on everything. Using couture techniques does not a couture dress make.) I tend to take the easy way out when making clothes, but I would like to have some nicer techniques under my belt.