Hurrah! I’ve done as much marking as I can stomach [there#s always a bit of bonus marking up for grabs, but I truly don’t have the energy. Trip-trap into the sewing room, fondling lengths of fabric and making FAST decisions. Those scissors NEEDED me I tell you!
So, a few hours later, I have a lovely pile of FAST sewing, all good and easy so I can get to wear them asap.
The border print jersey first- Vogue 1552, previously made up with long sleeves and cowl neck in red leopard jersey. I wear it a LOT, it’s very comfortable and still looks only minimally sack-like. This time, scoop neck and sleeveless. I may be able to wear this over a T shirt in cooler weather [like this summer perhaps?]
Because it’s a border print, I of course ran into issues getting the wiiiiiidddddeeeeee pattern pieces out of it, but did a little judicious folding in of pattern edges AND pieced a little for the back pointy bits. What ARE we supposed to call these extended side bits? The seams are unlikely to be invisibly , but I hope the drapes at the sides will disguise them, and if not, I only did it on the back pieces anyway. What I can’t see won’t bother me at all!
Then I got cracking on some t shirts, four altogether. I LOVE this New Look pattern, it fits really nicely, I like the scoop of the neckline, it’s easy to adapt sleeve length. I cut out 2 bodies in the teal elastane knit from Frumble [fabulous stuff, go buy some of their premium knits NOW I command thee]. One will have 3/4 sleeves from the stripe remnant, the other will have short sleeves in the teal. The foil bumble bees will be long sleeved, and I omitted the CB shaping to make that one just a little looser than usual. The maths/science print has the short sleeves too. I have VERY few smart t shirts, the last few summers at college allow for being very casual.
Next I picked out this lovely otter print on crisp cotton [also Frumble I think] and matched it to the Jennifer Lauren ‘Afternoon Blouse’. I really must try this as a shift dress, summer COULD still happen…
I’ve just ripped this into skirt lengths, and removed a strip for a waistband and cut a couple of rectangles for patch pockets. I really should have thought of that before I started, but hey ho, the joy of ripping crisp cotton was tough to resist. This will be simply pleated to the waistband with a side zip. It’s so CUTE!
Lastly [for today] I cut out this free Drop Sleeve Top from the Avid Seamstress. I saw it on ‘Following the Thread’ and thought it would be nice in this very drapey viscose print. It’s supposed to have a button loop fastening at the back neck but I think it may well pull on without needing it.
And that’s where I got to today. I still have some items waiting to be sewn up from just before the Oz efforts began, and a couple of [meh] quick home sewing jobs, the missus wants new voiles and the shower curtain needs shortening . Fast jobs, but I still hate them lol.
Better get to it…which one shall I sew up first? Hmmm?