First, a very pretty, very red, plaid wool skirt. I managed to hand-stitch the hem during Sarai’s online fabric lesson yesterday – a rare case of enjoyable multi-tasking!
I wanted a maxi, inspired by this in Vogue Pattern magazine,
The skirt is slightly less flared than the Vogue skirt - I used my TNT skirt pattern, M8474 from 1996.
The hem hits about 4 inches above ankle on me – perfect boot length! Now for some cold weather...
Next, I made two short-sleeved tops. The one on the left is from a lace curtain,
inspired by this lace shell from Coldwater Creek: Of course the Coldwater Creek version is a symphony in muted sophistication, and I refuse to clutter up my wardrobe with that kind of elegance, so I backed my ivory lace with contrasting black.
The other top,on the right, is an obvious Missoni homage in the crochet knit I got in my fabric splurge of last month. I did try to stay off that crazy zigzag bandwagon, but the colors of this print were so darn appealing.
Both tops are from my TNT – tee pattern M9185 from 1998.
It’s especially good for when I buy a single yard of novelty fabric! The multi-colored outer shell is backed with a white ribbed cotton knit.
So that's three projects off the list, plus major destash points: 8 yards if I count all the lining fabrics.
Still in the pipeline: Shoe holder + hangers; Peasant blouses: green silk, tan paisley chiffon; Caftans, caftans, caftans. Plus, all of the projects I’ve mentioned before, like coats and dresses, that I still haven’t gotten around to.
I’m just glad the book covers are done with – after making covers for 40+ notebooks, I will be happy if I never see one again!
Hope you all have a happy weekend.