Thursday, December 29, 2011

A productive day

After what seemed like an impossible run of good weather over our Christmas break, it poured with rain today.  Which was ok, it had been pretty hot so it was nice to break that up, and I had some sewing I wanted to tackle.  And it worked out well, I got most of the bodice done for simplicity 2403

And finished the piecing on this baby quilt, then basted and quilted it, so I've only got the binding to do.  One of my goals for the new year is use more of my fabric and pattern stash.  For my quilting fabric stash I think that is mostly about using fabric that I've been hoarding because I really like it.  So this baby quilt got this pink birds fabric for the backing that I really like, and I'm glad I did!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sewing plan for the next quarter

I'm on holiday for the next week and a half, and am planning to do a bit of sewing. I decided to make a plan of what to sew in the next couple of months. I need a mix of summer clothes, and some work clothes, as my current work wardrobe is a bit casual for my new job.

I bought this simple top pattern from a new independent company I found on Etsy called Salme. I made a wearable muslin the other day and really like it so I'll be making at least one more.

I also have this pleated tee from Salme which I plan to make in a green silk

This Cynthia Rowley dress is cut out in Anna Maria Horner voile so hopefully that will be easy to finish off.

Next on my list is a project runway dress 2403, in a brown linen

I'm trying to work up the courage to make this vogue dress even thought the pattern pieces look very complicated

the other independent pattern company I recently discovered is Victory Patterns and I bought the Ava and Chloe, and plan to make the chloe in something suitable for work.