#virtualsewingcircle Upcoming Projects

It’s been about two months since I announced a new adventure. Due to that new adventure, I’ve been making great progress on completing garments that often get pushed to the back burner. In fact, I’ve completed all three garments in the queue as well as two extras! Of all of those, the only live stream project that has made it to the blog so far is my 1925 Blue Coral Day Dress, but I’ve been able to wear at least two of the other dresses (one of them being the 1933 McCall’s Archive Pattern dress) and hope to share photos of them on Instagram and the blog in the somewhat near future. The last two of the five dresses await a photo shoot before I’ll be able to share them, though I’ve been wearing my new Henrietta Maria and greatly enjoying it!

Now that the previous round of garments is made, I’m announcing my next round of projects!

I’m starting to turn my sewing attention away from summer and towards fall and winter with a modern autumn plaid dress, a 1930s blouse, and a 1920s coat! Here’s a peak at the fabrics I’ll be using for these projects. Mmm, what a lovely autumnal palette!

I would love to have you join me as I make these garments! Friendly conversation is incredibly welcome! I’ll be live on Wednesdays (and some Fridays) in September from 9pm-10:30pm EST.

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Announcing A New Adventure #virtualsewingcircle

I’m going to try something new. At least, it feels quite new to me, inhabiting as I often do the historically clothed past. I am starting live streams of my sewing projects: a virtual sewing circle hosted by me, TheQuinnPen!

The idea was suggested to me by Mr. Q, who pointed out that I already sew often, so why not share the process in addition to the finished garments? Following that idea, I’ll be sewing as I usually do, explaining my steps as I go along and discussing any tips or tricks that might be relevant along the way.

The platform I’ll be using is Twitch, where you can watch, ask questions, learn something new, teach me something new, share your own tips, make progress sewing your own garment with good company, or even sew the same garment that I am in a sew-along fashion!

After each live stream I’ll share photos of my sewing progress on Instagram with #virtualsewingcircle. Share your own progress made during the live stream as well, using the same hashtag!

You can join me on the following schedule beginning this Saturday, July 7.

Wednesdays 8pm-9:30pm EST
Fridays 8pm-9:30pm EST
Saturdays 2pm-4pm EST

As you can see, my upcoming projects are modern and vintage dresses for which I’ve got some really fun, summery fabrics and lovely patterns lined up! I’ll be talking about all sorts of things while sewing these dresses: methods of marking fabric, printing and assembling patterns at home, gathering, side seam pockets, and different methods of hemming, just to name a few!

Remember the fabrics from my recent post about stash additions? Two of those stripes and one of those patterned fabrics are part of the plan for my upcoming project list!

Join my virtual sewing circle! I look forward to seeing you this Saturday July 7 at 2pm. Friendly conversation and familiar voices from the blog will be incredibly welcome!

(Thanks most certainly need to go out to Mr. Q, for excellent technical support, and LRS, for amazing moral support and query help.)

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