|Me Made May Day 6|
The pants are from Colette and they are the Clovers. I actually just bought some fabric at PR weekend to make another pair, and I found a great red stretch cotton sateeen with sort of an animal "print" jacquard on it at JoAnn's today that I just couldn't resist.
I got a great package in the mail today with patterns that I had ordered through the Club BMV sale. Here they are:
I like the asymetrical look of this top. Stripes are really big this year, yet striped fabric isn't that easy to find - well, at least striped fabric that I like isn't that easy to find :-). I'm always way more about what the fabric feels like rather than what it looks like.
V 1292 - this is another Sandra Betzina pattern. I never liked this in the pattern book, but I saw this worn at the PR weekend, and it looked fantastic. Now, I am having a hard time finding the right striped knit to make it in. I did see something at Gorgeous fabrics that I think would be good. The skirt is lined, so I would need to find the right knit lining too.
This is V8817. It is a Katherine Tilton pattern. It has a lot of different views, but I really like this one. I found a great black and white rayon that I'd like to use for this one.
This is McCalls 6752. I love all the views of this pattern. There are 2 tops and two dresses, all very different looking. I hope to get on this one soon.
As you can see, I'm off and running with knits this season. First of all, I love knits because they are easy to sew and work up quickly. They are also very comfortable to wear, great for travel, and easy to launder. I also have a stash of knits that I need to start working on.
I also can tell that I've been trying new shapes that I never considered before. I'm sure that some will work (like the last purple dress that I made) and some may not. Either way, I haven't lost. A dress that doesn't work is still better than fabric that's been sitting in my cabinet for years. Where's the fun in that? I'm also starting to refashion some things a little bit more. I've never really liked altering or ripping things out, but it is pretty nice to be able to just fix a thing or two and have something wearable from it.
There are two other patterns that I still want to get. I'm not sure why I did not pick up the that purple dress pattern the first time
, but the second one, they did not have available in my size. Vogue patterns are going on sale this coming weekend at my local JoAnn's, so I will try there.