It's Friday and as usual my mind turns to what I want to work on this weekend...
I really want to work on my version of the JJill sweater vest.
I've purchased a pattern and a tweedy black/white & grey knit for my trial version. For my final version, I have a chunkier brown knit from the collection, that I want to use alongwith some funky buttons. This will be my main project for the weekend.
Simplicity 2958 - Jacket Update...well I've put the collar onto the jacket and I'm just not sure about it. I'm actually thinking of ripping it off and putting it on again. I know I did something squirrelly and it needs to be redone...so I will rip it apart this weekend too! I also need to find an interesting closure...of course the first one I found needs to be mail-ordered...I'm thinking I may need to journey into the garment district...so much angst for such a simple little jacket!
Have you noticed that this month my projects seem to be more tops? I think I'm easing myself into the heavy duty sewing by finishing off some quicker projects before starting the more complicated ones that are sure to start next month, as the temperatures continue to fall.
Did you see the new Holiday listings from McCalls Patterns? The only reason I ask is that this is one of the featured patterns:
Now this is a definite knock-off of a Michael Kors dress from his Spring 2010 collection that was featured in his spring/summer ads.
This dress has been in the back of my mind as one to duplicate and now I definitely will...even if the pattern does only go up to a size 20. Some of that double knit fabric I've been collecting and a couple of RiRi Zippers will make this one interesting dress to wear to the office.
BTW, there was nuthin' else that I liked from this collection...and I mean nuthin'!!!
Continuing on in the holiday theme...my sister is throwing herself a 40th Birthday Gala next month with evening wear required...so I'm working on an idea for my dress for the party. I know I should be thinking color but I want something elegant, sleek and black. I have this picture hanging on my bulletin board of a simple dress from Dillards that I'm thinking of making floor length...but more on that later!
Just a few things I'm thinking about this friday afternoon...so how about you? Do you have plans to sew this weekend? If so, what? If not, why not?