While I've been on holidays, my sewing list has grown exponentially. Like quadrupled! So, in order to maximise my output during these weeks, I think I'm going to set myself a bloggy challenge. I'm going to sew at least one dress per week for the next five weeks. Exciting right?? I'm one of those goal oriented people, once I'm aiming for something, things get done, so this is the best idea for using some of my recent fabric purchases.
I should note that this personal challenge also includes finishing up all the UFOs that I noted in this post, except the silk skirt, that one will be put in the wardrobe until I think it's worth it.
So my sewing list for the next few weeks includes:
1. Vintage Simplicity 5034 Back Wrap Dress
2. Vintage 1970's Simplicity 7882
3. Vintage Simplicity 3523
this lovely Japanese cotton for the dress from Tessuti and while it's quite textured and a little heavier than I would have liked, I think it will still work. I like the idea of vintage style dresses in modern fabric, just like this one I made earlier this year. I'm really looking forward to making this dress in particular, so might make a toile this week.
4. Vogue 8728 - vintage re-issue
5. Vogue 8469
Other items that I'd like to fit in during this time, but it's not likely:
6. Knock-off Emerson Made jeans.
7. Tea dress
Simplicity 2180, sleeveless with a full back, reminds me of this stunning dress style by SoHo Made on Etsy. I think it would look lovely made up in this Japanese dobby cotton by Nani Iro, which you can get from Matabi. Clearly though, this would be a summer frock and not very work-friendly, so it would be silly to commit to making this right now.
8. A cape for me
New York cape pattern last week and I like the styling, but am not sure about the binding. Do you have any suggestions for a cape pattern? What do you think about capes on adults, are they cool or not-cool?
9. The UFO gift for a friend.
this post. It must get made for this particular friend before her belly grows so much she can't wear it.
10. Jacket for Adele
So there it is, my sewing