So, what are these projects pulling my attention in every direction?
First, my pink-and green shift, which I mentioned in March. I got this one half-way done before moving on to the Trudy dress (and then, the aptly named floral shift and the purple shift (which I just realized I never shared!))...
After the purple dress, I attempted to get back on track with the Sew Weekly challenges by pulling my original Pantone dress back out. It's nearly two weeks later and I only managed to get half-way though this one too, sewing 5 minutes at a time, before going fabric shopping to find new things to work on! I definitely plan to finish it before vacation though ;-) Thanks again for your votes on this one - I'm going with the dot trim along the neckline.
I found this cute seashell fabric last week and asked for a length with plans to make a skirt. Luckily, I ordered extra because as the associate was cutting it, I envisioned it instead as another (yes, a fifth!) McCall 4440, with a white bodice to breakup the fun print. Maybe a halter this time?
I've also broken that red cotton sateen out of my stash. Thanks to a unanimous vote, I'll be whipping up my second pair of shorts. Wish me luck! Since my queue is ever growing, I opted for what should hopefully be the fastest of the three patterns. (Though, I certainly expect both McCall 5391 and Burda Ruby to make appearances this summer!) To compromise my desire for a quick make with my love of sailor shorts, I'm thinking of adding metal buttons to the pockets... what do you think?
Then, we have the pretty floral I bought yesterday. I may have forgotten I entered the vintage contest over on Pattern Review... I may have also convinced myself that I could whip up this 1940s blouse this weekend, in time to turn it in on Sunday... this is unlikely to happen though as I have realized the pattern is too big and I draft very slowly. Oh well. I think it will be perfect for sightseeing!
Then, there's always that green silk dress for
A few other thoughts-in-progress include a pair of patchwork shorts (fabric for which I have in my stash), a navy/white striped t-shirt, once I get better squinted with my new serger, and a pleated yellow skirt (if I can ever find yellow fabric! Anyone have a source?).
Phew! Now, to attempt to stick to this list without any new additions in the next few weeks. Yeah right!
I hope all of your projects are coming together nicely! Have a wonderful weekend and happy sewing! x