I’m so excited about the pieces I’ve been sewing lately, though nothing is finished yet. Fall comes very slowly here in Florida, so what I wear really doesn’t change too much throughout the year. But even the slight dip in temps, and cloudy rainy days lately are a welcome change.
So here’s my list of Works in Progress:
My dress for my grandmother’s funeral next month in MN. I’m using two patterns for the dress, V8687 for the bodice and V1137 for the skirt in this amazing Blooming stretch cotton (I bought three panels) from Marcy Tilton. This one just needs a good pressing and bra securing interior snaps and it’s good to go. I just LOVE this dress, and I think my grandmother would too. The interior is all hand finished so it really looks fabulous! I just finished the matching jacket this weekend using Burda 121 05/2011, adorable. This piece is going to be so versatile, perfect little cropped 3/4 sleeve jacket.
I have everything cut out, and it was tight since I was short on yardage, for my next dress. Its V2787 in an organic hemp knit from Organic Cottons Plus that I plan on dyeing with cochineal extract from Botanical Colors after it’s sewn up. Can’t wait! Ami is excited since it’s pink and I got a free sample of the discontinued food grade version of the dye, so she gets some more pink clothes too! I can’t get her to wear anything but pink lately, she has her own very definite fashion sense!
Next up are some much needed knit pants. Since I walk the kids to and from school I really need more fitness like clothing to stay comfy. I bought these knits from Fabric.com, both organic knits. I’m planning on making Marcy Tilton’s V8859 pants in the black and altering Jalie 3022 yoga pants to a slightly wider leg Capri from the print.
Hoping to have everything done soon and get some pics taken to show these off. Happy Sewing!