…Projects Half Done!

Every sewist has a box of shame filled with unfinished sewing projects. At least, I’d like to think this is true, haha! I can’t be the only one… am I?

I decided to work my way through mine, starting with this 90s-inspired #ShelbyDress by True Bias. I’m a 90s child and I love 90s fashion, so when this pattern came out last year I just had to get my hands on it! I have made 3 of these already – this black one, a leopard print one and a dark floral version for my sister that she wore to a wedding. The Shelby is versatile and can be dressed up or down, depending on how you choose to style it.

Working on my PHD (Projects Half Done) | Scarlet Stitch
Pattern: True Bias Shelby Dress // Size: 8 // Fabric: Rayon Challis

I thought I would share with you what’s currently in my “PHD” box of shame and hopefully this will hold me accountable to completing them before the end of 2020.

  1. ✂️ The True Bias Shelby Dress in a black rayon challis
  2. ✂️ The True Bias Shelby Dress in an army green euro linen
  3. ✂️ The True Bias Shelby Dress in a yellow floral rayon poplin
  4. ✂️ The Megan Nielsen Sudley Dress in a black sheer swiss dot chiffon
  5. ✂️ The Mimi G Style x Simplicity 8084 maxi shirt dress in a black euro linen
  6. ✂️ A self-drafted halter neck dress in a rayon challis
  7. ✂️ The Sew Sew Def Mag Westbrook Tee in a white single knit cotton jersey for hubby
  8. ✂️ Shortening the hem of hubby’s jeans

All of the above projects have already been cut, so I just need to load up my machines with matching thread get sewing! I keep getting distracted by shiny new things, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes you just have park a project for a while and work on something new so that you can return to an old project with fresh eyes, especially if it’s something you already started sewing but lost your sewjo halfway because of a mistake or perhaps you’re just not feeling inspired.

And that’s okay!

Anyhoo, scroll further to see the photos of my little black Shelby dress. I took these pics in my own little makeshift home studio and I had to use the self-timer on my camera because hubby was sickies in bed. I struggled a bit to get the focus and lighting just right, but hopefully over time I will get better at it!

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This contraption is called an expanding sewing gauge that you simply expand or contract to your desired width to achieve equal distances between buttons and buttonholes. I find this quite handy because I’m always shortening my hemlines which means I sometimes need to reconsider my button placement.

Working on my PHD (Projects Half Done) | Scarlet Stitch

This is my miniature schnauzer puppy, Bailey.

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