See this is why I left my reversible piece until last...I just don't like reversible garments! So I had to come up with an idea that would really float my boat ~ something that I would actually wear ~ not something that I made just to fill the contest's requirements. I did that last year and have never worn the garment that I made...so this year I am determined to make a totally relevant and wearable piece.
This dress from Monroe and Main (I must get every catalog under the sun!)
Became my inspiration for a reversible dress. This looked comfortable and like something I would actually wear. Of course this is just the jumping off point but it pointed me in a different direction, well different from what others were doing at Stitchers Guild - all good ideas but not what I wanted. Especially since I have invested so much time and effort into making my "collection" one that would work in my new corporate environment.
Tomorrow I will get up bright and early (well not as bright and early as I usually do - I am definitely sleeping in!) and start on the pattern work. I think I can get at least one of the dresses completed before Good Friday service tomorrow night. I will have all day Saturday to finish it up (while my Easter ham cooks!).
That leaves the top that was originally going to be a sleeveless Jalie turtleneck but I am tired of sewing winter clothes (even though it snowed today in NYC!). I have decided to make the Dana top from Peggy Sagers line, Silhouette Patterns.
Of course I have a twist for the top but nothing so extensive that I can't finish up my pieces by the 8th especially since I am doing sunrise service on Easter. I have gotten my confidence back and I know that I will be done by then! Will take photos on Monday the 9th, take them to work to Photoshop them and send them off to Julie at Timmel Fabrics!
Thank goodness because even though spring may have temporarily gone back into hiding here in the Northeast, I am so ready to sew spring!