I am getting ready for Stitcher’s Guild summer six pack. Here is the plan I have put together so far.
I’m thinking of doing some fun things with the fabrics, switching them up a bit between the patterns. The three top fabrics are dark navy Italian cotton, all with a different pattern. They are soft, silky, and wonderful! My idea is to have a monochromatic palette with different patterns thrown in. It’s a subtle mix of patterns: one is a houndstooth, another is a plaid, and the last one is a really cool lighter blue dot with “fringe” around each dot. If you click on the picture you will get a better look.
The three bottom pieces are, from left to right: a navy blue rayon/lycra knit, a white rayon/lycra knit, and an embroidered cotton. I think I will end up with a lot of basics that I can use with other things in my closet.
At the same time, I am making my future DIL a dress from our fabric purchase at Mood. Here is the dress:
It’s Vogue 1152. I think it’s very cute, but I’m a little concerned about the fabric we got for it. The fabric suggestion is crepe de chine, charmeuse, and matte jersey. I am hoping that matte jersey is a knit, because that is what I’m using. It’s a cotton/lycra jersey knit. The dress in the picture is obviously a woven. The pattern calls for a zipper in the side seam. I’m skipping that because I think it will slip easily over the head without the zipper.
So, as you can see, I have a lot on my sewing plate right now. Five more weeks of school, then it’s sewing mania at my house!