Moving right along, just because I finally have an official UFO (unfinished object) doesn't mean I haven't been sewing and planning future projects. I try not to plan too far ahead or buy the fabric before I have an intended purpose for it. Otherwise I'll just go crazy with all the stuff I want to do but can't do. So I try to take it one project at a time.
First up, I made a Lady Skater dress. It's imperfect, but it's stupid comfortable and I love the fabric. I got this charcoal rayon blend jersey from Joanns.
My apologies for the dirty mirror. I really should clean it someday. Or upgrade to taking real pictures.This was my first adventure sewing with knits. Well, besides Hub's Renaissance Festival costume which was whipped up with minimal thought put into it. (I meant to link to a post on this, but apparently I never blogged about it. It just consisted of a modified long sleeve t-shirt and modified pj pants.) Honestly, I don't know why people are so afraid of sewing with knits on a regular sewing machine. With the right tools it was easy as (frozen) pie, and the end result is about a million times more comfortable than a woven. The Lady Skater pattern also came with insanely excellent instructions and lots of resources for info sewing with knits. I'll very likely make another one and work out the kinks.
I also made a Christmas skirt inspired by Lauren's Tree Skirt Skirt.
Next I have two patterns I plan on working on. I'm not sure which one I'll do first, probably the dress.
I bought this royal purple jersey for the dress...
Girl Charlee, which is now my favorite online source of jersey fabric. Everything is like $6/yard, which is perfectly in my price range!
The dress I first saw on another blogger's page and decided it was for me!
Next up is Cake Patterns RiFF Cabarita top.
I might have mentioned before that I was planning on making a pattern off a dress I already own, which I did, but I haven't made progress on the dress except to buy lining fabric. I plan on making a muslin out of my lining fabric to make sure the dress will fit properly, but it isn't really a priority since it's been so cold. Wearing a short sleeve dress isn't very appealing right now. More dresses out of a nice weight jersey sound much warmer, so that's what I've been looking at!
So, there is a lengthy update on what I'm up to and what I've been doing. What kind of clothes do you like to make in the winter?