Project #1: Dress
The dress has a front zipper closure, so I better not mess this up! Or at least tackle it after a cup of java and some good tunes. I would love to put an invisible zipper here.
I picked a light weight gray suiting for the fabric, it looks black behind the photograph with the pattern.
Project #2: Another Dress
The fabric is a silk/cotton blend in plaid that I picked up many years ago when I lived in Toronto.
How I miss fabric shopping in Toronto.
Project #3: And another dress!
It's green, lighter than it is showing up in the picture.
Anyway, the plan is to sew Vintage Vogue 8728 using this fabric.
I think I will try the snap closure in the side instead of a zipper. I'll see how it works out.
Project #4: Yup, a Dress!
The fabric is 100% polyester black and white floral print.
Project #5: Top
I just finished making this top in a ivory colour embroidered cotton and like it enough to want another one!
The fabric is a bit dressier than the cotton. Here is a close up.
Project #6: Housedress!
This time I'm going to try Simplicity 2372. No zipper or button closures. I think I might like this pattern!
The fabric is 100% cotton. I think the print is just too cute. If the pattern fits well, Mama R already has a crepe satin fabric in mind for a repeat performance.
Project #7: Jumper
I read a review somewhere in blog-land that the pattern has a generous amount of ease. I'm okay with that, as I have my fingers crossed that it works out.
I have View A cut out (the one on the right).
Project #8: Another Top
I re-shaped the pattern so the bottom hem has a bit of a flare.
Fingers crossed it turns out. But I'm okay if it needs to be tweaked or recut because I still have enough fabric to cut out another.
Project #9: And Another Top
It is an interesting pattern, the front and back are cut out from the same pattern piece.
I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Project #10: Skirt
Vintage Vogue 2885 is the most comfortable skirt that I have in my closet right now.
Would you believe that it is actually an A-line skirt?
Project #11: Baby Shower Gift
I love this McCall's pattern, I lost count of how many of these I've made over the years.
Project #12: And of course, the Winter Coat.
I'm still reading up on coat construction techniques and words of wisdom found in blog-land.
I hope to feel confident enough to cut and start working on this early autumn. Will see.
Well that is it, the eleven sewing projects sitting in my sewing drawers that will keep me busy for the next little while.
Before then, I have to break out a glass of wine, the vacuum and tidy up. Now, what am I going to do with all these scraps of fabric? And how about you? Are you getting ready for some fall/autumn sewing? Or are you waiting for the autumn selection of fabrics to hit the fabric store shelves?