Here is what I plan to make with my upcoming free time.
Colette patterns are being cut. The wrap style dress, Crepe, I am making in a blue linen. I know in the picture it looks green for some reason but it really is blue.
I pre-washed the linen fabric in the washing machine and dried it in the dryer. To prevent it from getting all tangled I folded it out in layers about a meter long and pinned the four corners through all the thicknesses.
If you catch it right when the dryer cycle ends and you take out the fabric you can prevent wrinkles from overtaking your newly preshrunk fabric. As you can see I wasn't quick enough and still had to take an iron to it before I lay out the pattern.
Sencha, from Colette Patterns. I think this is the cutest blouse pattern, and only four pattern pieces! I love the retro vibe the pattern has with the buttons down the back. It reminds me of the blouses my mother use to wear back in the sixties.
I've cut out version 2 of the blouse with the tucks coming from the neckline and bottom hem.
The fabric is a 100% polyester. It is lightweight and I think it will look cute with a white 1940s style skirt. Fingers crossed.
Project #3 & 4:
Vintage Vogue 2885.
The illustration on the pattern envelope shows the skirt as a slim version, but it really is an A-line skirt. No waistband just waist facing pieces and a side zipper (or the option of snap closures). Front and back darts and a kick pleat.
I'm going to make it in the red and white 100% cotton shown here and the second version in a white 100% Cotton Sateen Stretch.
Project # 5:
I chose an ivory embroidered 100% cotton. The width was quite narrow and for a moment there I thought that I wouldn't have enough for the collar. I'm so glad I did.
And my on-going project:
I save all my scraps to make grocery bags so that I don't use plastic. It is McCall's 8705 version B. If my left over fabric pieces are not big enough for the pattern piece I sew smaller pieces together until I have a mis-matched, quilted if you like, piece of fabric to cut the pattern piece. The bag is lined so it is nice and strong and the pieced together fabric can go inside.