In the past, I have had many a laid out sewing plans and sometimes they have worked and sometimes, well things didn’t go as planned. I am hoping this month will be a little different, I’m keeping it pretty simple with just a couple of skirts and a cape.
My cape is already cut out, but with the extreme cold we have been having here in Pennsylvania this year, I am thinking about adding an extra layer and lining. I am not sure how to do this but I will do some research and see what I can come up with. The pattern I am using is Vogue 9288. I was going for the longest length but with my fabric, I had to go with the middle length.
My skirts will be with my own pattern that I hope to be releasing the end of this month or no later than mid-March. So keep an eye out on for more to come.
The summer vacation was quick, a bit too quick for me but also it was a long time to be away from my sewing studio. I spent a lot of time enjoying my family and the weather when it wasn’t too hot. Once September came and I had gotten a chance to once again sew and draft, I could not believe how happy I felt to back in my studio. It is something I can not explain. I am hoping to get a lot done during this time and to keep going when things are not their best. I am also working on putting some things in place so that come next summer I don’t have to take off 3 months from my studio. I already have a new pattern almost finished and am testing before I do a tester call and I am also in the process of reworking the Sabriya skirt for the new sizing and then a tester call for that one also. Make sure you subscribe and be the first to know.
So summertime did not turn out how I would have liked with my sewing plans and patternmaking. A lot of things I took for granted that I should not have. With that, I took some time off from Secret Garden Studio and just worked on myself. It was a much-needed time. I am back in the studio and have reworked somethings when it comes to my patterns and how I want to present them. I have 3 patterns in the works with one of them being a more simplified Sabriya Maxi Wrap skirt. The other two I’ll keep a secret for now.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen me hint at my new pdf sewing pattern that I plan to release this summer. Now 1601 Sabriya Maxi Wrap Skirt is making a preview here on the blog. It has been a long time in the making and still a little while to go but it is close. I still have a few finishing touches and then it is off to testers. If you would like to be a tester or just want to be one the first to know when it is released to sign up to the mailing list over on the side bar.