Thank you so much for your thoughts on the latest outfit. A couple of you commented that you might like to try making pants this year. If you like the style, I think the Sewing Workshop pattern would be perfect to start with. Hopefully, you would find it easy to fit since it has minimal pieces and an elastic waistband. And as so many pointed out, the front split, tab, and button are neat design details which give them a modern look.
Continuing with sewing news, I have another ensemble planned. I had other obligations this weekend, so I wasn't able to work on it much, but I do have one item cut out and ready to sew. This set meets a need for casual warm clothing. I've never worked with a nice double knit before, so I am anxious to try it with this outfit. Here are the fabrics with their descriptions:
|Lightweight striped fleece, navy double knit, peacock rayon jersey.|
I absolutely loved the colors and patterns in this when I started working on it. The only problem was, I started working on it in the first trimester of my first pregnancy twelve years ago. I was nauseated day and night. Now, when I look at this, I still get a small twinge of queasiness. So my first resolution is to finish this quilt and see it become a beautiful addition to my home. In case you are wondering, I found the pattern (Around the World) for this in a book called: Bundles of Fun How to Use Fat Quarter Bundles by Susan Rakozy and the Stitchin' Post Staff. The Stitchin' Post is a quilt shop in Sisters, Oregon, one of my all time favorite places to visit. I have good memories of fun times there with my only sister, and this is how I will overcome the nausea association, by choosing to remember those good times instead. I'll let you know how it goes, but expect to see this quilt finished this year regardless!
The second resolution is to finish the other quilt I have started.
It is a Stacked Coins quilt. I am not as far along on it as the first, and I started it about a year and a half ago. I fell in love with the fabric in this collection. It is by Tula Pink for Moda, and the line is called Neptune. I will finish the rows of stacked coins (I have two or three to go depending on how big I want it) and use white as my sashing. So there you have it. Besides my resolution to "Keep sewing... Ha... How's that for specific?" I've gone ahead and put these two challenges for myself out there! Feel free to keep me accountable!