There are a bunch of seriously exciting sewalongs going on right now. Most started yesterday, but it’s not too late to get on board!
Having received an early-warning notice from Melly Sews, I purchased the fabric for a Blank Slate sewalong: Coastal Cargos (affiliate link). The timing of this sewalong is perfect since school starts for my big boy next Monday. The kids occupied themselves for a while and let me sew yesterday, so I managed to finish the welt pockets, slash pockets, zip fly, side seams and cargo pockets (so many pockets–a garment after my own heart!) Here are some work-in-progress photos:
|One of the welt pockets|
|Cargo pocket with button tab for rolling up the pants|
Thanks to Katie at Creative Counselor, I found Thread Theory Designs! Menswear patterns that are hip and stylish! Their Jedediah Shorts (or pants) Sewalong begins on the 15th (this Thursday!). I snapped that pattern up the moment I saw it and I’d love to join in with that sewing event, but I’ll need to convince the family that we should go to Santa Cruz so I can visit Hart’s Fabric. Since it’s near the beach, it might not be such a hard sell!
If kids and mens wear aren’t that exciting for you, Sewaholic is hosting a Saltspring Sewalong (starting yesterday). I’ve been dying to try out one of Tasia’s patterns, and this is a super cute dress, but GAH! I really must shift into sewing work-appropriate clothing for myself.
And then there are the 8 bagillion other patterns and ideas I have in mind, all competing for my attention:
- fabric arrived in the mail for the Bombshell bathing suit (not most seasonally appropriate, but…)
- Nani Iro fabric with a dress in mind (pattern drafting in the works)…
- This pattern, with no fabric in hand….
- And many others….
9 thoughts on “Coastal Cargo Sewalong (and some others)”
If you figure out that prioritizing thing, let me know. My thought is I need to stop looking at other blogs and getting so much inspiration…I want to do it all!!! I'm going to have figure something else out, though, because I love looking at everyone's creations!
Love your topstitching! Can't wait to see the cargos!
I keep a little sewing journal (non-electronic) in which I take notes on each project, brainstorm ideas, wishlists, pattern modifications, etc. There are several pages for “upcoming projects.” Once I write them down, they seem to occupy less daydreaming energy. Plus, when I'm ready for a new project, it's easy to see what strikes my fancy.
I use Evernote to keep track of all of my sewing projects, ideas, they are prioritized by due dates.
Im doing the coastal cargo sewalong too! I started my welts late last night but the baby woke up so today during nap i will catch up and then tonight will do as much as possible. Im making both kids pants at the same time. I did make both kids some really comfy knit pants using the pattern and made the girl a matching recess raglan for a complete suit… I priortize by sewing what im most excited about first. So things are always getting pushed back, such as my washi dress… I hope you share everything on your list as you get it done
You are speaking the truth! Looking a blogs or books or anything sewing-related just fills my mind with too many beautiful ideas. Gah!
After your post, I looked into sewing journals and found a “Fashionary”. It hasn't arrived yet, but I'm hoping it will help me convert the tons of ideas into more substantial plans! We'll see!
I don't have many due dates (other than self-imposed), but maybe that's the problem! I just looked into Evernote, though, and it looks like it might be super useful for sewing (and my teaching, too!). Thanks!
I tend to prioritize by what is most exciting, too, but if I feel like I'm struggling with part of the project, it starts to slips down the list.
I made a recess raglan to go with my coastal cargos, too! It was pretty huge on my boy, but with all the sizes, I'll just try it again–they whip up really fast!
Crafting = Hoarding + ADHD 🙂