If March was busy, April made it look relaxing. It’s been a challenging month and I’ve had a lot of obligations. Despite knowing all of this I decided to jump into the Sewing Bee anyway. Why? Partially because I’m crazy, and partially because I just really love the insanity of participating in the Bee. Even though I feel like I’ve spent the last few posts just talking about the Bee, I still wanted to do a quick wrap-up of sewing things, so here’s the short monthly review…
Everything I’ve finished this month was Sewing Bee related:
While the weather has been really warm here, I know I’ll definitely use the hoodie when we get to fall, if not sooner. I can’t wait to wear the trousers somewhere, but I feel like they need somewhere special to go because they just feel so fancy. I also love that I’ve been able to use my embroidery machine in my past 3 projects – I feel like I’m learning a lot but also getting some really cool projects done that I couldn’t complete without it!
An update on my sister’s bridesmaid gown project: the machine sewing is complete and she is doing the finishing hand sewing herself. I have done a few remote coaching sessions, but it should be ready in plenty of time for the wedding!
The Bee isn’t compatible with delays, and somehow I’ve made it work so far. I guess that making it to the second round is something of a “delay” on other needed sewing projects. I’m not mad about it though!
Both hoodie and the trousers were Bee projects and the only real sewing I’ve done this month.
WIPs & Upcoming Plans
So, my prediction at the end of March that I might jump into the Bee has come to pass. Which means I haven’t made any new white shirts or more work pants, even though I desperate need these by summer. For May, it all really depends on if I advance to Round 3 or not. If so, then I expect May may also be dedicated to Bee projects; if not then I might go back to the trouser and button down shirt plans. We shall see what the judges have in store!