Last month I didn’t quite get everything on my To-Sew List completed. I had not foreseen the sheer amount of sickness that would invade our household! I also forgot all about planning for Brian’s week off (I never get as much sewing done when he’s around in the evenings and not heading off to work). Oops!
March To Sew List:
Finish gray dress pants for me
Make knit chemo hats for my nephew (and learn to use my double needle in the process)
Easter dress for Anna
Easter pants for Noah
Easter shirt for Noah
Easter shirt for Levi
So my April To Sew List needs to include the following:
Complete A-Line skirt for me from custom-drafted pattern.
Complete Anna’s bias tape skirt.
Noah’s Easter shirt.
Complete black spring/summer knit dress for me.
Attempt knit chemo hats for my nephew (and learn to use my double needle in the process)
I’m particularly excited about working on the bias tape skirt. It’s inspired by the beauties in this book. Want to see some party dresses that will make you think of cotton candy you can wear? Click around the website here. My version will be a circle skirt with a wide, exposed elastic waist band, and use bias tape in a way similar to the dress on the front cover.
I’m also looking forward to trying the black knit dress for me. I needed two way stretch knit for the pattern and found a wonderful solid black Millicent knit at Fabricland last week. Needless to say, I went in looking for some very inexpensive and basic supplies and came out with about $60 worth of fabric as well! Yikes! I really hope this pattern works out — I’d like to be able to wear the dress for Brian’s ordination service in May (it’s been a long wait, but more about that another day!). I’ll be using the McCall’s M6353 pattern for this dress.Well, I guess that means I’m working under a fairly tight timeline this week — I’d better set myself to working on modifying a pattern so I can finish Noah’s shirt before the week is out!