Here’s how my first week of MMM went! Along with getting up earlier on weekday mornings, I’m reflecting on the garments themselves in hopes of improving my wardrobe planning and sewing skills.
DAY 1: Melville dress (2012)
Reflections: The drawstring waist totally saves this dress for me! It was generally unworn until I added it. It originally had a sash, and I’ve come to I’m not much of a sash fan.
Morning activity: none, Wednesday is my day off
DAY 2: Unblogged dress, from my Introvert’s Birthday (2013)
Reflections: This is my perfect day dress, in a lot of ways. It’s comfortable, basic, and a good canvas for fabric dye experiments.
Morning activity: Running
DAY 3: Persimmon shirt (2012)
Reflections: I’ve learned a lot about shirt-making since I made this. I made it with low-quality voile and it seems so fragile! I love the color but don’t wear it often for fear of it dissolving. I’d like to try this pattern again and also make some adjustments to the fit (namely in the shoulders).
Morning activity: Writing in my journal
DAY 4: Basic jersey dress (2012)
Reflections: I sewed this dress in a serious haste; I wanted a quick project. Mistakes were made. I also didn’t/don’t feel super confident working with knits and could stand to learn some techniques to sew seams that aren’t wavy. And, how to thread my twin needle. I was surprised to put this dress on on Saturday and like it!
DAY 5: The Prairie Disco dress (2011, refashioned in 2012)
Reflections: I have been fully guilty of panic sewing in MMMs of the past. I made this dress two MMMs ago in a hot haste out of quilting cotton. I didn’t wear it much and refashioned it last year, removing the strange cutout cap sleeves. I still don’t reach for it much, but it was just the right dress for a Sunday morning expedition to the gardening store and coffee with Nathan.
How was your first week, if you’re doing MMM? Are you as blown away as I am by how deep the flickr pool runs?