Just a few things that have been running through my mind...
Ann of Gorgeous Things wrote this awesome post about choosing fabric other than cotton for garments. Along with the fantastic pattern suggestions she makes at her online fabric store, this post is another wonderful piece of information for a sewist working out how to make the correct fabric choice for her garment.
I just ordered the Plain and Simple Essential Shift Dress and Top and the Deco Vibe Deceptively Skinny Patchwork Skirt. I watched Trudy's YouTube Video (which you can see at the bottom of the pattern information) and got so excited about the versatility of this pattern. This will definitely be one of my summer dress patterns!
Speaking of summer, spring has sprung in my corner of the world. It was almost 70 degrees today, the trees are blooming, the flowers are pushing up towards the sky and people have shed their winter coats. Now I'm not complaining that we had a mild winter after the last two miserable ones. The weatherman said that last year we got 71" of snow and the year before around 52"...that's a lot of dayum snow! So to experience one where the temps never fell below the high 20's was a treasure. All of that to say that I think the Rachel Dress will be the last of my fall/winter sewing.
This is a little distressing to me since I really do want to make a version of The McQueen Dress. I guess I could go ahead and make it up but already I've got visions of bright colors, vivacious prints and linen fabrics dancing in my head!
Speaking of spring, I've started to pull out a few of my knit dresses from last year to wear to work this week. This is what I wore yesterday...
My Christine Jonson dress received a lot of compliments and quite a few "is that a new dress" comments. And one of my bosses went boy do you have a lot of clothes because I don't remember that from last summer...yes...this is true, I have a lot of clothes! *LOL*
I've already picked out my Easter Outfit...the fabric, the patterns and notions are already in-house. I just have to make some time...which leads me to the fact that I have a 4-day weekend coming up. But I can't decide whether I should assemble the shelves and get the fabric out of the bins or whether I should sew. The only thing is to sew spring, I need the fabric from the bins unless I go on a shopping spree...and right now I'm just not feeling like it. Okay, stop laughing because seriously I have a yearning to touch and organize my collection. I just don't know if I want to spend a good sewing weekend putting it together...*sigh*...decisions, decisions.
I will let you know what I decide to do...
...as always, more later!