Monday, 12 January 2015

January sewing plans

Hi there!

Like I said on Sunday, I have a few sewing plans for this month, so I thought I'd share them with you.

First is the Martini dress by La Maison Victor.

(pictures by La Maison Victor)

I'm already halfway with this one, and it's coming along great. I had a busy fabric in my stash and I have doubted for ages about what to make from it, and then it hit me. I'm hoping I will have made the right decision.

I recently thrifted a plaid skirt that I was planning on turning into a shawl.
I'm hoping it will be drapey enough to turn it into something like the tuck shawl pictured below.

Picture via The Paragon

Some little things for when I'm flying to New York:

- A passport holder, I'm thinking something like the blue one below, a simple layout, but with a place for everything.

 Passport holder from Invite.L via Fall In Design

- A sleep mask for on the plane. I've collected a few I like on my Sewing Inspiration board:

Dream a little dream bow eyemask from Kate Spade

Cat sleep mask by JuliaWine on Etsy 

 - Maybe a wash/wear delicates bag. I spotted this on Create/Enjoy and I think it's great to keep everything separated and clean.

I rediscovered the Plantain t-shirt pattern by Deer & Doe, and I actually need another long-sleeved shirt...

And finally, I will be celebrating my birthday in New York as well, and I'd like to sew something for the occasion, but I have no clue what exactly it is that I want... Some ideas:

So many choices... Any thoughts or other ideas? I'd love to hear!

Not sure how I'm going to get all this done, but we'll see!


  1. That martini dress is absolutely beautiful!

    1. It is, right? I can't wait until it's finished!

  2. I have always wanted to sew Burda 104 - I hope you pick it! I love the Martini dress, so different. Happy travels!