...I have this one weekend to buckle down and get a few things made. Next weekend I have some social engagements so I will have a limited amount of time to sew. However, this weekend the stars have aligned...it's going to rain today...children are gone so the house is quiet...and I have a huge block of time to just sew...so I'm going for it!
Of course, The Architectural Dress will be hemmed this weekend. I also want to make a quick straight floral skirt from a linen that's been sitting in the collection for a few years now. This will be one more thing to come off of my "A Few Things I want to sew for Spring" list...which probably should have been titled spring & summer, but oh well! And by quick, I mean, no lining, no zipper, just an easy elastic waist pull-on skirt that can be worn with a tank top and a ltwt cardigan. It is soooo hot here in the Northeast with the temperatures predicted not to go below 88 degrees F this week.
Thankfully my wardrobe had four all-cotton work dresses that made an appearance this past week in the 100+ degree heat. The other piece that was worn this week was this black rayon/linen tank dress that I sewed back in 2006:
Actually, the post that shows this dress, Fashion Shots, has several garments in it that I'm still wearing...AMAZING! But I digress, the black tank dress was sooooo comfortable that I'm making another one this weekend in the red silk crepe that's been sitting on the cutting table for weeks now. Haven't decided whether or not to line it...I'm thinking not...but I'll see during the construction process.
The final dress that I want to make this weekend is Simplicity 2958 - which is out of print now.
I've had it in my collection for forever and I ran across the inspiration picture the other day so I moved it to the front of the line. I'm going to use a cotton pique that I bought during the Philly PR Weekend with some pretty glass buttons.
Hopefully since all of these are pretty easy sews...I will have them sewn up this weekend. It will be an all sewing weekend here at Casa de Sewing Fanatic...
...as always, more later!