I spent some time digging through my stash the other night, and I think I've got something resembling a plan for my upcoming projects. I figure there's about 10 garments I want to sew before the end of the year--now that it's almost August, I'm turning my attention more towards fall clothes. It's part of my ongoing attempt to be smart and sew things before the end of the season I want to wear them in. (Plus I need to make a bag for the fall, and if at all possible, something to carry my beach umbrella in before, oh, next weekend. The cheap plastic carrying case that came with it fell apart at last. Though I really can't complain...after all, I got the umbrella for free!) So here's what's coming...
This one is in progress, actually. I made the muslin the other day, and came up with several fitting tweaks. But I'm thinking that, if I can pull it off ok with the plaid, this shirt is going to be really fun! Even if it's not my usual color scheme. (The plaid will be fine, I think....after all, it worked for the Burda magazine people. Of course, since they seem to be making a move towards clown fashion according to the next preview, whether this is a good thing is debatable.)
|From sew and so|
This one is going to have to be next, I think. I've had this fabric for years--possibly since college! And it hasn't managed to make it into something yet. So I'm going to make the cardigan here, or perhaps a modified (i.e. longer) version. This knit is just so lightweight that if I delay it too long, I won't get any use out of it. But I think it'll make a nice summer-to-fall transitional layer. (Besides, I'd meant all along to finish it this summer.)
|From sew and so|
The colors on this picture aren't quite right. At least for the solid. It' s a little more teal. I'm going to make a skirt with the teal (mainly to test my skirt sloper and make sure it actually fits all right--based on an incident involving unsuccessfully .using it to alter another skirt pattern recently, I'd like to check that before I cut any other skirts out! (Especially since apparently the skirt sloper is a foundation to making a pants one....and you all know well by now that me and pants-fitting haven't quite learned how to get along yet.) And the print is just so sheer that it has to get made into something before it gets cold. I have a pattern potentially in mind for that one, but need to figure out if I can add sleeves.
And last but not least, this.
I'm hoping this is the year that I finally turn this into that jacket from the March 2007 Burda mag that I've been eyeing for at least the last year and a half...or whenever I special-ordered that issue.
Edit: I almost forgot...bet you're all wondering what the deal is with that jeans muslin, aren't you? Well, the truth is, I'm not really sure at the moment. It was at the point where no matter what I did to try and get them to fit better, it didn't work, and I had even the class instructor baffled. So she messaged me to ask if I could send her the actual muslin, which I did probably about a month ago, along with whatever measurements I thought was pertinent. I haven't heard anything back yet, so I'm thinking maybe I should write to her and ask her if she even got it in the first place....otherwise, I have to start from scratch again! Guess it's a good thing I actually do have a couple of pairs that fit decently right now. Thank you, Goodwill.