The other night I was looking through my patterns and thinking about what to try next.
When I choose the fabric first I become far too indecisive, so to make it easier I thought, after I complete the first set of upcoming projects, what patterns am I itching to try? This made it easier to decide
All these plans are subject to change of course!
Above: I finally decided on the right dress of this fabulous drill, that has vintage sewing pattern ladies on it.
The vintage pattern envelope print will be the pleated skirt part of a fit and flare dress!
I wanted to make a shift dress out of this cool print, but I figured it might be too overwhelming covering an entire dress (plus I dont have much of it). I like the idea of doing the bodice of this dress in a plain blue drill, perhaps it would be a bit more balanced. Plus I really want to try this pattern (simplicity 1418). I L O V E box pleats (do I get extra sewing-nerd cred for that? heh)!
Above: I really want to try this pattern out! The envelope front was a little overly ‘crafty’ looking, but looking at the line drawing it’s a really nice A-line baby-doll 60s style dress.
Julia Bobbin has already used this pattern to make a gorgeous Betty-inspired dress some time ago.
The fabric I selected here is just ‘Meh’ to me. I like feminine florals, but this ones just a quilting cotton that creases like crazy, so just a good fabric for trying a new pattern out with.
Above: So I have already used this pattern before, but I need more shift dresses in my life! I never seem to get enough of them!
I was keeping this polka dot poplin for a 50s style dress, but now I think it would be cute as a shift dress! I adore navy! Which is funny because as a girl/teen I though navy was boring/not my thing, now I’m in love with it.
Navy blue seems to be the colour that suits my skin/hair the best and it looks killer with orange (which is my favorite colour, but one that suits me less)
Above: I really want to make something sweet and feminine! Especially now that I have such short hair, I have days where I really want to wear a ladylike dress!
Fabric is another cotton/poly poplin that has some weight to it.
I didn’t realize how sweet this pattern looked made up till I saw this lovely dress.
I would be making the plainer bodice (view c) because it’s a busy print I would want to keep the dress pretty simple.
Not sure if I would use the skirt from this pattern perhaps I would franken-pattern it up with a skirt that flared out (simplicity 1418 with the two pleats front perhaps)?!
Above:So…pants and shorts- And yes I am crazy enough to consider those very short tartan things ‘shorts’.
I have only ever made one pair of shorts years ago, and I don’t even remember how you construct them.
I figure it’s probably easier to copy pants or shorts you already own, rather than try and make a commercial pants or shorts pattern fit right, I could be wrong, but I’m game to try!
I want to try and copy these hot pants and these really fitted black and white checkered ones ones because I love the fit of both!
And finally here are some other patterns I really want to try. I know I have issues (pattern hoarding issues), I hope you guys understand….
Did you spot the stay threads on my floor? that would be a boring game, but I sew in my living room and I feel as if there is no point in vacuuming because I’m always sewing!
Anyway that concludes the sewing plans that may or may not eventuate, depending on my whims.
I have been working on a cute shift dress and I am adding scallops to them hem, something I have never tried before.
Has anyone tried any of the aforementioned sewing patterns? Let me know in the comments!