I decided that since I make more progress on my sewing when I either announce them here or sign up for a contest, I’m going to commit, publicly, to my next projects.
Here, in no particular order, and setting aside time for vacation, is the spring collection:
BWOF 3/08 #115 Dress. I love this dress. I’m going to make it up in the Liberty print paisley I got last month at Paron’s, lined in white batiste because it’s just a little sheer. Still debating between the puffed sleeves and the flutter sleeves, but I just don’t see myself in puffs, whether or not they’re in style.
McCall's #5471 Blouse. For now I’m going to make this up in the white stretch shirting I also picked up at Paron’s. I think it would be cute in a multitude of colors, but I don’t have a white blouse right now that looks at all decent, so white is the priority. I just can’t get over the feeling that sewing a plain white blouse is boring. This also can’t be first on the list because I’m still getting over snow blindness from the strait jackets the other week. I can honestly say I’ve never run out of white thread before.
Vogue #8480 Jacket. As soon as the new Vogues came out, I had to have this jacket. Originally I was going to make it up in a tan twill I got from Gorgeous Things, but I think I’m going to reserve that for something else. Instead I’m going to use that brown corduroy and blue faces fabric that I got at the Pennsylvania Fabric Outlet when Cennetta was in town.
BWOF 9/07 #116. I’m not tired of these pants yet and I get compliments every time I wear them. By making them in every possible usable color, I’m forcing myself to get rid of the “good enough” RTW pants that, every time I wear them, make me feel fat. These pants don’t make me feel fat, so how can I not like them? Also, I can make an entire pair, cutting to hemming, in an evening – even better. I’ve got some charcoal gray and a wonderful tan glen plaid put aside. One or the other – or possibly both.
Butterick #4985 Blouse. This one takes minimal fabric, so there are a few things that have been aging in stash that are clamoring to be this one.
Vogue # 8352 Dress. I’ve started on this one in the brown and turquoise fabric I got from Paron’s last summer. I’m thinking that despite my love of shirt dresses, they’re not the most flattering style on me, and the dress and I have worked out a reconcilation of our differences. More on that later.