March Makes 2021

I didn’t realize I was so productive in March. I made eight items. Three of them were gifts!

One gift was a light beige linen dress which I made for my daughter per her request. The other two were gifts for two of my aunts for their birthday. One was a pale yellow apron with pretty pink roses for my aunt who loves to bake. The other was a Spring floral blouse with double flouncy sleeves. They loved their gifts.

I made myself two 40s style blouses using floral shirting fabric and a peplum blouse using a pale pink chambray fabric. I also made two dresses, one was a sundress and the other was a kimono style maxi dress. The kimono style dress was my favorite make this month.

Here was my initial March sewing plan:

I made a realistic goal of making 4 items, but I also had 3 secret sewing items since they were gifts. I accomplished my secret sewing plans and have handed out all my gifts so they’re not so secret anymore 🙂

I made the New Look sundress in a fabric I received as a freebie from L.A. Finch Fabrics.

I only planned to make one of the 1940s style poncho blouse, but I wanted to hack the pattern, so I ended up making a second one. I made a peplum blouse by hacking the McCall’s peplum pattern. My theme for these items was to use leftover fabric (from other projects).

So I managed to make all the planned items except one and that is the McCall’s jumper. I planned to make the romper. I like how it zips up in the front. I made it last year in the beginning of lockdown. But I wasn’t successful because I failed in the installation of the invisible zipper. I ended up turning it into a dress.

I wanted to give the romper a try again. I adjusted the pattern so that the V neckline was not so low. I was ready to sew it up, but I just could not decide on the fabric. I ended up making the kimono dress instead and the invisible zipper (in black) that I bought for the romper ended being used on the kimono dress. I still plan to make the romper. I just have decide on the fabric and buy another invisible zipper. So I might move it onto my April sewing plans.

I am looking forward to planning my April sewing plans. I can’t believe that I have been so productive in my sewing but I know I can credit that to the current situation and the fact that I am always home now. I’ll take advantage of that for now and hope that I can continue with this type of productivity when things open up again.

Happy Spring Sewing!


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