Summer Six-Pack

10 May

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!


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