Monthly Sewing Review – February Wrap Up

I feel like 2022 is shaping up to be a year of highs and lows, but possibly mostly lows. It’s been a hard, busy month, so I don’t have a whole lot to report on, but I did want to keep my monthly posts up as much as possible, so here’s a short review…

Sewing Progress

I actually finished a lot of projects right at the end of January, and was able to blog them this month:

I’ve (sadly) had an occasion to wear the black dress, and I expect I may need to bring it out again soon. I do very much like this dress; hopefully I will someday have a happier reason to wear it.

I haven’t done a lot of personal sewing this month (there’s been a lot of things going on that have taken over my weekends), but I have been helping my sister with her bridesmaid gown project, which is a second version of the same dress she finished last month. She’s done most of the sewing; I’ve helped with advising, instructions, and a few “scary” things like inserting the invisible zip and finishing some edges on the serger. The dress is mostly a dress at this point; we just need to do the finishing steps of hand sewing, finishing the armholes, and hemming the gown. This should be done by the end of next month.

Behold! Here you can enjoy the most unhelpful images of inserting a zip ever. But you can also see the color of the dress, and also possibly get the hint that the overlay is chiffon – the fabric nightmares are made of. I mean, ok, it’s not that bad. But it is definitely squidgy AF (which is a technical term).

Sewing Delays

Life. Ok, that’s a bit vague, but I feel like everything else has taken precedence this month, and everything feels like a “delay” even if it is actually more important to be dealing with real life things right now.

Finished Projects

I didn’t technically finish anything this month because I actually managed to get all of my January projects done before February 1. But we are mostly done with a bridesmaid gown, so that’s something.

WIPs & Upcoming Plans

We need to finish the burgundy dress so it can get off my cutting table.

I also need to make something to wear to an entirely different wedding mid-March. I was originally thinking a fitted cocktail dress, but I’m now severely deficient on time. So I’m considering pulling and “Anya” a la Project Runway and use some cool fabric is a really basic silhouette, because that’s probably something I can accomplish in about a week. It remains to be seen.

I’m still excited by my super secret “crafty” project that I need to finish by the end of the month. It will be the #1 priority after we get back from the mid-March wedding.

After that I’m leaving things a bit more open ended. Last year the PR Sewing Bee was at a really rough time for me, but it’s actually a bit better schedule-wise this year, so maybe that will lead to some new inspiring things later this spring!

5 thoughts on “Monthly Sewing Review – February Wrap Up

  1. I think pulling an Anya is a great idea. Nobody is going to see all the cool details of a more complex pattern across a reception hall/ in photos/video, but a lovely print will look so good!

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  2. Hahaha! The internet was so mad at Anya! LOL!!!

    Can’t wait to see the burgundy dress. And while your black dress has so far seen only sad ocassions, it’s really nice!

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    1. Thanks! I’ll see if I can get some burgundy dress pictures once it’s done. She has to do all the hand sewing/finishing still but it’s so close to done!

      Also, I was totally part of the internet being mad at Anya like… but it’s all the same dress! But you know what – it’s a really solid plan when time is limited and totally worked for me! So maybe there was a lesson to be learned there. Anyway, I’ll post pictures of the new dress soon. 😊


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