May 4, 2013
This is my next project. I am doing view A, which is the one on the far right. I’m using a deep wine colored cotton for it, as I discovered I had 5 freaking yards of it and I wanted to see this one done in something simple but still bold. I don’t know if I will do the faux belt that goes with this or not. If I do, I might make a different one, though I do really like the idea of the bow on the front of the dress.
I am really set right now on having some new clothes for this summer, and as many versatile pieces as I can manage. What I really need are tops, as I think I have about 5 shirts that are not t-shirts or sweaters. I do have some buttons downs, but I don’t have any cause to wear dress shirts really so they just stay hung up.
Anyway, I’m hoping to get the cutting done on Simplicity 3673 finished today and can start sewing on it tomorrow.
I’m also really looking forward to my order from Fabric.com to get here. I picked up a fabric I want to use for Butterick 5491 that I think is going to look fantastic. Its a bright turquoise, black, and white that looks kind of like broken tiles. I almost didn’t see it, but when I did, I fell in love. I hope it really was still in stock when I ordered it- its showing now on the website as unavailable.
I also ordered some kelly green broadcloth, and charcoal grey rib knit, two spools of green thread, and a dark green zipper. I have a plan there too but not 100% on it yet. Maybe I’ll share it when I sort it out for sure.