I really enjoyed participating in Self Stitched September, but the thought of doing it again in March fills me with dread.
The thing about March is that it is still basically winter here. You can call it "spring" as much as you like, but I won't believe you. I still need to wear layers and layers of thermal vestage and wool over and under my me-mades.
If I took part in MMM, I would have to fake it for the photos, and what's the point of that?
Eva Dress 1940's pattern for trousers or dungarees: for budding land-girls!
It will be a month of sewing and knitting, but also for a bit of a makeover. I am going to up the ante with my hair and make up and general "image".
Try things out.
It should be fun!
I just checked my diary and March includes: one theatre trip, one training event (with me in front of the "class"!), two project board meetings and an internal audit. OMG - really?!
So, um, yes, it should be "fun"!
I will certainly wear "me-mades" most days, as is my habit now, but I need to keep the flexibility of adding a smart jacket or a warm RTW cardigan, so I'm not signing the pledge!
March Sewing plans:
First up: this little 1940's blouse (top right) in sprigged cotton, to wear with my Land Army skirt and a fair-isle cardigan. Ahem*.
I also want to make a pair of wide-legged trousers.
I will use the Eva Dress 1940's pattern in swishy navy cotton with anchor buttons.
If all goes to plan, I will make a second pair of trousers and maybe another blouse, but I want to keep my goals realistic!
Maybe Shalder in the wool I bought on the West Coast...?
Or Betty Jean McNeil (no yarn in stash) ... ? This would be my "fairisle" cardigan. Real fairisle terrifies me.
I am thinking of a brownish neutral oatmeal with a shot of tangerine for the argylliness. I would use Albayarn.
Photo credit: Family Trunk Project
Or I could dig out a vintage pattern from an old Stitchcraft magazine using sloe (dusty purple) Sublime ultra-fine merino from the stash...? This would be the sensible and yet creative option!
I might not knit a pair of socks in March, but devote myself to the cardigan, to see if I can complete it in a month.
That sounds like a plan! Watch this space! ;)