This week, I had one goal. Finish the new pattern I was developing before I started on the slip/ camisole part of the Lingerie Sew-Along
. Well, I finished... and now I totally feel like an idiot.
I slaved all this week on this cute little sun suit pattern pdf
and then I emailed one to my sister and she so obnoxiously (but rightfully) pointed out, "It's a shorts pattern... it's November, Anna."
I started on this adorable pattern in July and then put it aside for other projects, travel, and the big move from one house to the next, and I'm a complete idiot for not leaving it until summer. Luckily, I have a kids trouser pattern from the same era and I can re-do it a bit to include a long overall/ trouser version.
Ugh. I'll be putting that off for a while though so I can start on the Slip/ Cami sew along posts for you all.
In other sewing news, this was drawn to my attention and I seriously need to get some of these nearly poetic sewing labels:
They are offered for sale at Sublime Stitching
. And they make a great point! There are so few really easy, immediate gratification sewing projects out there that you can tote or wear around proudly. The good ones always take sooooooooooo long.
And speaking of things that take forever, that's why I haven't attempted sewing myself a coat yet. That, and wool intimidates me... and I'm not even sure why. But I am sorely tempted to sew one after seeing something else in my Victoria's Secret Catalog:
This gorgeous military coat
got me to thinking and I dug through my stash to see if I had any coat patterns. Of all wonders, I had McCall's 2054
in two different sizes! The version on the left is nearly identical!
Can anyone recommend a good place online to buy wool fabric?