I turn in my final draft for my thesis this weekend. After that, I just sit back and wait for a grade…and my diploma! Whoot Whoot! I am pretty stoked, but I am more stoked since I GOT TO BUST OUT THE MACHINE AGAIN!
Then I ruined a muslin for a relatively simple See and Sew pattern (of which I cannot locate at this moment) for a dress with a gathered waist, contrast band on waist and bottom, and cross over bodice. After that, I decided to cut into my fashion fabric and tackle McCalls 6699, as I had already made a half a muslin. But I think I ruined that, since I graded out the waist on the skirt, but forgot to grade the waist on the bodice. Whoops.
My fashion fabric was so pretty, it was an aqua Moroccan-esque pattern. Hopefully the store still has some. I really want a “made by me” dress to wear to my Graduation/Birthday Party which is next month.
This is got my rethinking my approach and I think I need to scale back my ambition for the moment. I just purchased Colette’s Laurel, and although shift dresses have never really appealed to me, it seems easy enough. I would really like to make it in the same fashion fabric that I ruined – I think it would be super cute!
I am also rereading my Colette Sewing Handbook and have been doing some self-discovering so I can sew with a plan. 🙂
I pulled out five (ok, six – but my wedding set doesn’t really count) of my favorite pieces to see what I can discover about my style. I pulled out an olive green jersey sleeveless dress, my purple and teal flannel shirt, a brown leather scuba style jacket, my brown Gasolina Moto Boots, and my Ray-Ban Aviators.
I can see neutrals, leather, organic, casual, solids, animal prints, geometric prints (plaid), simple (my wedding set), and maybe a little bit (just a smidgen) edgy – with the aviators and leather…maybe “rough” is a better word?