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On the Sewing Table – Winter 2018/2019 Sewing Plans

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Can you believe that December is just around the corner? While December may be the last month of the year it is the first month of the winter season, so I thought now would be a perfect time to share my winter sewing plans. 

Winter Sewing Plans

To be honest I probably won’t get any selfish sewing done in December. Most of my time will be focused at work and grading semester finals, the rest of the time I’ll be busy making holiday gifts. So, with that said I’ve decided to keep my winter plans to a minimum. 

#TheLittleRedDressProject

The first project and the only one I have planned to finish in December is my dress for the Little Red Dress Project. Now in its 3rd year, the challenge is once again being hosted by Renta of The Twilight Stitcher. The challenge is pretty easy simply make a red dress for the holiday season. 

Originally I thought I would make a red satin dress, but al I could find in my stash was a red taffeta, so that will have to do. 

As the month turn colder it's time to share my winter sewing plans in another episode of "On the Sewing Table".
Sneaky peek of what I plan to make for my little red dress project

I don’t want to give too much away about the dress, but I thought I’d share a sneak peek of my plans. Can you guess what I’m working on?

A Winter Dress

It’s hard for me to wear me-made in the winter, as I usually wear a nice dress to work, and I just haven’t made enough warm dresses. 

That’s why I’ve decided to make the Francoise dress from Tilly and the Buttons this winter. 

As the month turn colder it's time to share my winter sewing plans in another episode of "On the Sewing Table".
I think this dress paired with some black tights would be great

I found some knit fabric in my stash that is a lovely magenta color. I also reminded me of a version of the Francoise that Tilly made a long while ago. Like with Tilly’s version I think I’ll add black contrast for the collar and possibly add some cuffs as well. 

Hoping to get some good wear out of this dress all winter long. 

A Pair of Toasters

Last winter I made a few Toaster Sweaters and I would really like to add a few more in my wardrobe. 

I have some lovely pale pink knit that I got in a fabric haul earlier this year and have earmarked it for a Toaster Sweater since I brought it home. 

As the month turn colder it's time to share my winter sewing plans in another episode of "On the Sewing Table".
This fabric is so snuggly, can’t wait to cozy up in it.

While I was pulling out the pink knit I also found a lovely tan fabric that had a sort of wash tone to it. I thought it would also make a lovely toaster, in a sort of toast color. 

It just so happens that I also had some tan ribbing that matched this fabric perfectly that I think using it for the collar, cuffs, and band would add interest to a relatively simple top. 

As the month turn colder it's time to share my winter sewing plans in another episode of "On the Sewing Table".
A toast colored Toaster Sweater sounds like a winner to me

Stella Hoodie & Joggers

Since getting Tilly and the Buttons book Stretch book last winter, I’ve been wanting to make the Stella Hoodie and Joggers set. 

As it so happens I have 5 yards of a colorful jersey fabric that I think would make a great Stella set. 

As the month turn colder it's time to share my winter sewing plans in another episode of "On the Sewing Table".
I’m super excited to put this set together.

While I’m super excited about making the Stella I’m afraid that it’s a low priority at the moment and that I might not even get to it until February. But I’m still super eager to make it. 

What’s on Your Sewing Table?

 As I said at the start, I don’t have many sewing plans this winter but I do have a few projects that I’m really eager about making. I really like all the cozy fabric’s I’ve chosen and feel like each piece would be a great addition to my winter wardrobe. 

I’d love to hear in the comments below what your sewing plans for the winter season are. 

 

As the month turn colder it's time to share my winter sewing plans in another episode of "On the Sewing Table".

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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