I have been sewing, my most recent project was a fourth Christmas present made from the Jalie pattern – I think this version was the best yet, made from a lightweight sweater knit in charcoal tones. This time I made the largest size, for a work collegue who is on Jenny Craig and has lost 20 lbs since October.
The end of my Chrismas sewing was a white knit version of the Sandra Betzina Bolero top, and a pair of pinstripe black work pants. Unfortunately I didn’t measure the pants pattern, which is an OOP HotPatterns pants pattern that I altered a lot, but obviously made it in a skinnier state, so even with the seams taken out as minutely as I dare, they need to be worn with Spanx, at least until I loose 10 lbs or so!
My mind is on Spring now, although I may find diversions in some Jalie activewear and fininshing a jacket started WAY before Christmas before I get some actual sewing done.
Nordstroms has 10 spring trends published (and is a great inspirational/eye candy site as well):
- Boho Influences
- Wide Leg Pants
- White Wardrobe
- Flat Sandals
- The Spring Face
- Long Necklaces
- Cross Body Bags
I would love to do a spring/summer wardrobe with navy/cream/coral/khaki but I’m on a self imposed fabric diet – I have a Fabricland gift certificate to spend, but only have a couple of coral solids in my stash. So they may be an accent rather than an anchor. I’d like to make navy and khaki crop pants to start. I also have my eye on some long necklaces and flat sandals – I’m dying to see the spring Payless collection – they rumoured on Facebook that the designer shoes this season will be coming out in 12’s!!
I also acquired an embroidery machine (I say that because the agreement was more a permanent loan than a gift); a Viking Designer 1. I haven’t been able to get the embroidery part to work, so I’m taking a lesson next Saturday at the dealer nearby, I’m so excited.
So what’s on your sewing books?