Sunday, February 12, 2012

It's been a while

Yes, it has.  When it comes to sewing, the past six months hasn't been fruitful.   Somehow the rest of my life seemed to overtake my sewing space.   Today I made it into my sewing room and cleaned the pile of stuff off of my sewing table.  Most of it non-sewing stuff.  It's amazing how other things seem to migrate there.     I recently purchased a few new patterns for upcoming projects, a trip to the fabric store is still in order.   Here's some of the patterns I've picked out.   Butterick 5638,   I'm wanting to make a nice simple sleeveless dress that I can dress up with heels or casual flats.   I haven't picked out a fabric yet, but my thoughts are to find a nice shade of purple or blue in a solid fabric with a bit of texture.

Next on my list is McCalls 6116, view B in a chambray or lightweight denim for summer. Perhaps jazzing it up with some metal buttons or contrasting buttons.  It's February, enough of winter....time to think about summer. 

I'm not in need of a new Jean Jacket, but I really liked  the look of McCalls 5860 in a print.  Perhaps I'll find the perfect print for this.   Thinking of something an abstract or geometric print.   I'd like to be able to pair it with either jeans or black capri pants.

I love handbags and totes!  And so I couldn't leave Butterick 5658 behind.  I definitely want to try out both styles.   I like the stripes with the floral print in view B.   We're off to Hawaii in March and I'm hoping that I can bring back some funky Hawaiian print fabric to make one of these cute totes.   If anyone has any recommendations for places to find traditional Hawaiian print fabrics island of Oahu, let me know.

Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely choices! I agree - enough winter. Unfortunately my to-sew list for winter is not yet done.