Black Lives Matter

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White people. Self educate, listen, reflect, uplift, strive to be antiracist.

I will be sharing my imperfect self education here because making is not untouched by racism. And I’m imposing accountability on myself. I’ve opted out for too long.

I am reading White Fragility starting today. It’s a book I got while I was still teaching. I recognize I should be reading Black authors, but this is what I have available today. I will read Ijeoma Oluo’s and Ibram X. Kendi’s books shown above once I can source them from Black-owned bookstores.

Planning

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My stash has gotten a bit out of control. Simply put, I’m buying a shit ton more fabric than I’m sewing. And that’s right, I have some coming in the mail too. I try to buy fabric with a pattern in mind, but sometimes I don’t, or I change my mind… You know how it goes. So I’m going back to a tried and true method – drawing flats and pairing them with swatches. The only thing that’s different is I’m taking them out of my sketchbook and hopefully posting them somewhere super visible in my space. Oh, and documenting them here. I think once a project is completed, the drawing and swatch will go back into a sketchbook.

During Me Made May, my goal is to make as many comfy WFH pants as possible. We’ll see how much gets done.

Outerwear

Bottoms

Jumpsuits + Sets

I have a lot more in my stash, but these are the current fabrics and patterns that excite me. How do you plan?