Sunday, 1 January 2012
Fabric rolls and sewing plans
Look at my happy fabric, all rolled, labelled, and tied with a bow!
My copy of the Collette Patterns Sewing Handbook came yesterday, and this was one of the tips she included in it. This fabric was previously sitting in a bag, folded and flat, and slipping everywhere while unfolding itself. Now it's all bundled up, sits still, and I know how much I have of the fabric!
Plus, it's super pretty with the gold bows with notched ends!
I haven't quite worked out what I'm going to do with the daisy printed fabric yet - it's cream, with blue, pink, and yellow flowers on it. Any suggestions would be welcome. My last thoughts were a pajama set with mid-thigh length shorts and a top with a shirred back - one of the techniques I've been wanting to try out. But I already have too many pjs, so maybe not. So this may be one that sits there for a little while and waits for inspiration to strike, unless you have any suggestions? I have 3m of it, so there's a fair bit there!
I'm hoping to get this stitched up by the end of January (which may or may not end up happening!), and I'll be cutting it out as soon as I get back from my trip. I'm excited to start on the good version of this dress, I really hope it turns out!
In any case, that's what I have planned for the next little while. Before I go back to uni, I also want to try out a shorts pattern and try sewing with jersey/knits - two things that I have never done before. I have the patterns already, but I'm not going to buy the material until AFTER my current projects are finished, otherwise none of them will get done!