It’s a been a while since I posted and I am determined to get myself back into regular blogging. While I’ve been away I’ve been busy working on my sewing so I thought I’d update you with a few of my current projects.

First up is another Archer shirt which will be my third archer! The archer shirt is a pattern from Grainline studio and one I have completely fallen in love with. The key thing I’ve found for me to really enjoy sewing is to find the key pieces in my wardrobe that I love to wear, find the perfect pattern for this and then make numerous versions of it all in different fabrics!

I really like wearing shirts and tend to wear them in both my work and casual wardrobe. I’m perfecting my finish on shirts as I make them, eventually I’d love to be able to tackle this with silk fabric but I’m not just brave enough for that yet!

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For my Archer shirts I have been using viscose fabric as it drapes really well and is stable enough for me to handle. I bought this paisley fabric with a dress in mind but I think it will be more suited to the Archer.

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Next up is the Deer and Doe Chardon Skirt which I’ve had for a while but for some reason haven’t been brave enough to start. Part of my problem with sewing fitted skirts is that I’m trying to lose weight so ultimately I don’t want to spend hours making something in the wrong size, however I haven’t really lost weight so think I just need to give this a go!

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I think this fabric will work for the skirt, my only hesitation is that I’m not sure if it is heavy enough as you want to see the definition of the pleats. I don’t know where I picked this fabric up from or what it is but I’ve had it hanging around in my stash for such a long time that I think it’s time to make something with it!

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So, just a couple of projects on my table, hopefully I’ll whizz through them and be able to update you on the success – and hopefully no failure(!) – of them.

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