I've got big sewing plans for the month of February. I'm determined to make:
1. An Archer shirt with some fitting changes - just a couple, I swear!
2. The Victory Patterns Lola dress, and
3. The Named Jamie Jeans!
Like a lot of you probably did, I got inspired when I saw Winnie's jeans a week or so ago. Sewing jeans wasn't really anything I aspired to; but sewing pants is on my list of goals for this year. Winnie's jeans got me to thinking: I don't actually wear pants a whole lot. But I wear jeans All. The. Time. And jeans are a type of pants! Why not make something practical for once?
I was talking it over with my friend Shar, and it turned out she was also inspired by Winnie's jeans. So we concocted a plan to sew them together this month. A sort of virtual hand-holding and mutual cheering section, if you will. And then we decided to invite our other friends to join us. And a few of them took the bait!
So, because EVERYTHING is better with a list, this morning I typed up a 4-week schedule checklist. And I thought I'd share it with you guys in case anyone else likes that type of thing :-) Here it is.
This isn't really going to be a sew-along in the sense of tutorials and such. But I will likely be posting progress pics. Four weeks is really more time than I need to make a pair of jeans, but since I have the other two large-ish projects that I want to do, I decided to take this one in steps. Breaking big tasks down into chunks always makes things easier for me.
Any of you care to join us? While you don't have to use this particular pattern, it has been re-formatted in the last few days, which is really nice. It now has illustrated instructions and all sizes from 34 - 44 EU included.
And if you've already knocked out some jeans, do you have any tips for us?