It's finally supposed to start getting decently warm around here-- 60s tomorrow, and I hear it's even supposed to get up to 70 on Friday! I'm so excited! And also so ready to start thinking about some warm-weather clothes! I'm currently making a dress for my mom to wear to a cousin's upcoming wedding, and I still need to make myself a wrap to wear on top of my own dress.
So here's a preview, somewhat, of Mom's dress. I took this picture on my phone, so the colors aren't entirely accurate--the flowers are straight-up silver, and here they look rather tarnished! And it's really more of a navy than this twilight blue. But this is a look at the skirt, in all its unpressed glory. So far, I've gotten that sewn together, some sheer overlay bits of the bodice, and the actual bodice and lining. I was planning on finishing the bodice up to the zipper tonight, but hit a bit of a snag-- brocade is apparently one of the worst fabrics ever to try and make spaghetti straps out of, and I completely messed up both pieces trying to get it to work. So I need to cut some new, wider straps. Thus the reason I sewed the skirt instead. I'm trying to get this done as quickly as possible, as my seasonal retail job is starting up again on Friday and I'll have less time.
I had a little time to kill between at-home lessons this afternoon, and couldn't resist pulling a few things out of my stash that I've been thinking about. All of these, save one, have been in my stash for years, and I've finally got the inspiration I need. So, in no particular order, here's what I want to get started on as soon as I can...
Another one that's been in my stash for years. At least since college. I don't have a pattern to show for this one, because I've got a design in mind based on a blouse I saw last spring or summer. So I'm going to Frankenstein a couple of patterns I've already played with before for this one. It's very sheer, but also very neutral, so I think it'll be a good layering piece.
After I get through these 4 things, it's time to tackle those Anthropologie pants. The fabric is in, but no pictures because it's in my laundry, waiting to be washed. And I have a plan of attack in mind. So I'm trying not to load up my sewing queue for this season too much--other than making piping, I don't think any of these patterns will be overly taxing, and I'd still like to get some refashioning in there, since being a contributor at the Refashion Co-Op has been a lot of fun so far and I'd like to continue to do so.