Monday, April 19, 2010

A busy week

... But I DO have sewing goals, and I WILL have pictures!

For sure:
-Blue beach coverup for me
-pink beach coverup for Laura
-deep pink dress for "formal" on the beach

-pink dotted Swiss dress: I have seen lots of cute skirt fabrics with a top made with a purchased or similar shirt, and I like the idea of that... I have 2 fabrics I'm considering using, so we'll see!
-brown circle skirt on yoke: I still have to pattern the yoke, but I have some thoughts. So another we'll see. And I have trim and buttons already, so it'll be cute.
-changes to a dress of my Mom's- I wore it for my Senior portraits, and look forward to finishing some pretty cool modernizations that could make it a favorite this summer.

Definately outside of sewing:
I will be babysitting twice and writing a paper and doing the food shopping for a 4-day trip to the beach in SC! It's going to be a great way to spend my last May term break.
I'll also be addressing my graduation announcements- all 40 of them!

As far as SWAP goes, I won't finish.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Works in progress

March was very rewarding, and it meant I started a few new things.
So here, a la Gwen at After the Dress, is a queue!

Things I started:
-McCalls dress: 5801, sleeveless in the awesome border print
-circle wrap skirt
-refashions on the linen dress
-refashions on the silk

Yet to start:
-alterations pile... quite huge
-a church dress
-chop off a skirt
-repair some winter stuff
-chop off a red dress
-white with brown pinstripes shirtwaist
-sloper for bodice with princess seams
-a cute embellished knit top

Again, not a contender for SWAP, but I really like the concept, even if my sewing IS more about filling in the holes right now.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

It was a busy month, okay?

But March is over! And my sewing mojo has returned with force.

March saw me make...
-a fairy costume
-Simplicity 2444
-a "bastardized: jacket based on Simplicity 2444
-a vest/shorts costume

The green dress in the middle is a piece in my SWAP, as is the white little coverup jacket! The dress was really a breeze to make, and I enjoyed it. Mightily. So much so, I made it again for a formal. That was a lot of fun too.
More fabric acquisitions happened, and the refashions will be starting up shortly!

Pictures and a kind of explanation of what the concept of the show was can follow, if y'all want to hear about it...