Saturday, August 04, 2012
I haven't decided whether to put a strap on this dress or not, but I saw in the video that one of the dresses had a removable strap, so I may go with something like that.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Although I am still working on my bombshell dress, I took some time out to plan for the 6PAC over at Stitcher's Guild. The idea is to build a very basic (read b-o-r-i-n-g) wardrobe consisting of
- jacket in a dark neutral
- bottom in a dark neutral
- top in the same dark neutral
- jacket in color #2
- top in color #2
- top in print of color #1 & color #2
Well, already I'm not following the "rules" because my "dark neutral" is not dark and it is a plaid. However, it reads as a solid from any distance at all. My first main fabric is a beautiful light weight Italian wool that I got on sale at Michael's Fabrics. I was so happy with the fabrics that I ordered there that I placed another order today for some navy cotton poplin and another yard and a half of the wool. (OK, so now the navy is my dark neutral and my plaid is the color #2) I plan to make a skirt and pants from that same wool, even though they are not included in my plan. It is still hot here, so I will probably be wearing the cotton separates much sooner than the wool.
The jacket is the Silhouette's 4 button jacket, but I'm going to make it at high hip level. I saw Peggy wearing one like that in one of her webcasts and I really liked it. I've had the pattern for a long time but never made it before.
I also have never made anything from Cutting Line Designs, so I decided I wanted to try something. I ordered the Acute Angle jacket, so I'm looking forward to trying that. I will be making that in the navy cotton poplin. I haven't seen the fabric yet, so I'm hoping I like it or I will have to figure out something else.
All of the other patterns are new to me too, so I'll be trying some new things here. The last few times I've tried to Sew With A Plan, I have not completed my plan! I will need some encouragement (and accountability) to complete it this time. Especially now since it is the beginning of school. My first official day back is tomorrow! I can hardly believe it is time for another school year to begin. I'm praying that I am actually able to have a life outside of school this year. I will be at a different school this year with an administrator I have never worked with before, but I really like her and the new staff. I'm looking forward to a good year.