This was a fun project done with a few of my fellow bloggers. LindsayT, Cidell, Marji and I, all decided to make a straight skirt using a bold graphic print just like the one featured in the June issue of Lucky magazine. Not only did we each end up with a great new trendy item, but it was also fun to sew along together as well as exchange information on fabric, fit and construction tips.
The point of this set of garments was to add some color back into my work wardrobe. It's summer and I wanted outfits that spoke to the fun and colorfulness of the season. These pieces added an intense burst of yellows and greens into my daily life. It set me apart in the sea of black at my job and it added joy to my days! The collection contained two versions of my favorite skirt, and several awesome dresses. The only regret I have about this set is that I didn't get the last dress made...but there's always next summer!
No look back is complete without a fabric discussion. I took this picture of the fabric pile at the beginning of spring:
And here it is now:
There doesn't seem to be much of a change in the pile does it? Which is amazing to me since I did manage to sew up 30 yards! Yeah I know I have problems but it is what it is... My summer sewing yielded 8 dresses, 4 skirts and 2 jackets, a great knock-off dress, an explosion of color and a new aspect to my closet.
So even though there were several garments that never made it out of 'flat fold status' I'm ready to move on! I'm ready to sew those transitional garments that are worn between the last hot days of summer and those first chilly mornings and cooler afternoons...those are the garments calling my name now!
Those are the garments I'm working on this week...