I'm not going to bog this post down with the minutiae. There's time enough for that as time goes by. But I do want to introduce the abstract:
The High-Level Deets:
Planning - April 25 - May 10
Making Stuff - May 10 - August 25
Number of Garments - 9
Sewn - 7
Knitted - 2
Sewing Bracket 1 - The Five in Five
(I'm fairly certain there's no way I've actually made up this concept. If y'all know who's done a series with this title, pls. advise and I'll link.)
Sewing Bracket 2 - The Cherry Bomb
Knitting 1 - A Guernsey Triangle of My Own
Knitting 2 - The Late-Summer Abbreviated Coat
The Five in Five: This is a group of 5 (mainly knit) garments for mid-summer - 3 dresses, 1 top and a skirt which I will aim to make over 5 weeks, give or take. I hope that these pieces will be chic and tough - great for work or play, throughout the summer, but never fussy. Please stay tuned as I determine which patterns and fabrics I intend to use.
The Cherry Bomb: This is the bra/undies set I intend to make - after making a muslin that is radically different than any of the others (which haven't worked). No, I don't have much hope for this either. But one must try. And I've accepted that this is about the learning.
A Guernsey Triangle of My Own: Do I really need to explain this one? I LOVE this thing. Sure, the idea of knitting it again is vaguely concerning. But there's nothing like knitting in one's garden. Or, over lunch, in the gardens at work.
The Late-Summer Abbreviated Coat: Sure, it's a sweater (though it calls itself a coat), but I suspect this one is the outlier. I'm still swatching and thinking, but I have the yarn and I'd love for this to be ready by the early fall.
The Back Story: Something tells me that I may have a reputation for being a bit spendthrift, which is why I'm pleased to report that - with the exception of sewing machine needles and thread - I'll be shopping my stash this summer.
Sure, if you dig
What About That Other Suit You're Gonna Make?
Don't you know it's rude to bring up this omission?
OK, my goal is to make the suit in September. I will consider (and trace) the re-drafting I intend to do on the jacket throughout August. I'm likely to buy the fabric as early as early-May. The truth is, I need a break. Not cuz I'm overwhelmed (though that's not a bad supposition) but because I need to dwell on this and wear the spring version of the suit for the next while.
Today's questions: What do you think of this? Have you planned your summer projects? Do you even craft in the summer, or is that just wrong? Which of these projects is most appealing, as far as you're concerned? Let's talk!