I hesitated to write this post because I felt that it might be a little repetitive. I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that I posted about most of these. However, I wanted to look at my plans and their incarnations side by side. Super gratifying! Plus, it’s a good idea for me to pause, evaluate, and soak up the lessons I should apply to future plans.
Both the red and the white tees fulfilled their purpose and were regularly worn while the weather was warm (in spite of the fact that they are clearly too tight across the bust). However, I won’t be using this pattern again. I intend to modify the Lady Skater bodice into a tee or possibly purchase the Renfrew.
Were these a success? An absolute, resounding “YES!” Even the chambray, which turned out a little mannish for me, gets worn at home, and I’m happy to have something to wear other than a white hoodie (I have an addiction).
Another win. I love this skirt for warm weather. I want a million more in all the colors.
I don’t wear this skirt very often at all. It’s kind of a statement piece, and most days I just want to be a little more quiet. However, I like the idea, and were I ever to do another color blocked skirt, I know exactly what I would do differently. So, as a learning experience, it absolutely wins. As a wearable garment. . . not so much.
Yup–spot on. Love this skirt.
Ha! Not even close to the original. And I’m calling this one a muslin.
Can I lavish any more praise on the Lady Skater without sounding obsessive? Probably not. I will always hold it as the simplest, most sensible knit dress pattern out there.
I hope this wasn’t too boring for my lovely readers! But, I have to say that looking back over my plans and how they turned out was intensely gratifying for me. I made a plan, and I finished it! I’ve never done that before. But, based on how I’m doing on my second sewing plan (which you’ll hear about next week, I think. I’ve been writing posts way ahead of time–which is weird for me. So, I’m never quite sure what’s posting when!), I may be finishing up another one pretty soon! Go me!
Anybody else out there attempting to sew according to a plan? How’s it going?