Hola y’all! How’s it going? Things have been pretty chill in these parts. I’ve been spending most of my downtime doodling, enjoying the daydreaming process of sewing. I feel like I do that more than anything else. Always daydreaming, grading patterns in my head, picturing fabrics in my stash, wondering best ways to finish seams on this shirt or that dress. I have so many ideas that I often feel too paralyzed to start on any. So I decided to get them all down. I started doodling and all my hurried thoughts started to slow down. Now I know the next project I want to pounce on. I’ve been craving frosting like nothing else. But then…the practical side of me thinks I need some cake to fill in the gaps in my wardrobe. Oh, what is a girl to do?! Doodle some more.
1) I must, I must, I must conqueror Darling Ranges. I’m not one to quit on a pattern. I really enjoy grading and fitting so I am happily taking up the challenge of getting this dress to fit me. Megan has provided a tutorial on how to change the bust darts to waist darts. And even how to go about making a tunic version. Huzzah! 2) A Cambie dress in a vibrant Vlisco fabric would be DREAMY. 3) Sureau. I like to call this dress Darling Ranges’s easy (not in the slutty way. More like the easy-to-get-along-with way) French cousin.
4) My Clover pants have yet to let me down. I wear them long and hard. I end up with thigh holes in them (chub rub, anyone?). They took a while to fit but it’s my tried and true trouser pattern. We’re BFF…forever. I need a red twill pair. And a grey twill pair. And another denim pair. More, more, more. 5) ARCHER shirt. I’ve had this pattern ready to go for ages. I just need to cut up my lovely Robert Kaufman Dotted Chambray up and get to it. (Check out the denim Clovers I paired it with). 6) I’ve had the Tania culottes ready to go for ages, too. I have some cranberry rayon challis asking to be used. A pair needs to happen soon, especially with the warm days coming.
7) Simplicity 5401 (vintage) is a sweet shirt dress that I fell in love with on Etsy. 8) Rachel helped me fit the Juniper pants and I want to re-visit them. They will have a slimmer leg. I just can pull off the baggy leg look. 9) Summers call for lovely maxi dresses/skirts. Simplicity 1801 fits the bill.
10) The Anna dress. Am I the only person in blogland who hasn’t made it yet? 11) A nice classic khaki skirt would add a lot of versatility to my summer wardrobe. Enter Beignet. 12) Followed by a grey twill Kelly.
Now here’s my tempting, tasty, buttercream frosting. 13) Simplicity 1803 in Michael Miller’s Park Landscape fabric. 14) Another popular blogland favorite, Simplicity 2444. I’d like this lady to be made using another Vlisco fabric I have in my stash. I’m leaning towards working on this one for my birthday. I’ll have two months to work on it here and there. And I’ll have a special occasion to wear it for. Even if that mean wearing it to the backyard to grill a burger or something.