Wednesday, April 6, 2016

To the future!

I think I've finally, officially, recovered from my trip. With that said, I haven't been able to sew as much as I'd like the past week or so because I'm pet sitting. That's my job actually. I'm a part-time pet sitter/dog walker.

I have, however, finished a top that I need to take pictures of (coming as soon as I find the camera tripod and there's a sunny day). I also have a few projects that I'm planning on starting in the near-ish future that I'm really excited about.

  1. Shorts! Specifically, the Grainline Studio Maritime Shorts! I pretty much live in shorts, so I'm super excited to have a pair that I made myself that will (hopefully) fit me well! So far I've made a muslin (whoa I actually did it! And I used an old sheet to do it.) for a size 14 (way too big) and decided to make my actual pair in a size 12. I'm still deciding if I want to make a muslin for that size before cutting into some denim. I generally have pants/shorts fitting issues in ready-to-wear so I probably will.
  2. Re-do of the Butterick B6217 top! This top is a Pattern by Gertie that I love. Unfortunately, the first attempt didn't turn out so well. I used a very lightweight chambray and was too chicken to try buttonholes and ended up using plastic snaps. There were a bunch of fitting issues (bust too small, tummy too small, neckline too something) that I need to work out before I'm willing to cut into an awesome cotton fabric I bought.
  3. Shorts for Grandma! My grandma also lives in shorts (I guess that's where I get it from). Hers are all stretched out and fading. She wants drawstring and elastic with large pockets. And she likes it baggy (yay!). 
  4. Bag for Grandma. When cleaning my grandma's house my family came across all of my late grandpa's old work ties. I really want to make a bag out of them for her as a memento. I initially was going to make her a vest (she loves them), but the colors really don't go well enough together to make something wearable. 
  5. Knit top for me out of the tropical fish fabric by Charley Haper for Birch Organic. My master's thesis research was with triggerfish (humuhumunukunukuapua'a) and this print is full of 'em. FROM THE FRONT. Fish look so dumb from the front; I love it. I'm thinking something simple like the Kirsten Kimono Tee by MaiaDenmark. Oh yeah, it's a free pattern!
So, that's what I have planned for now. What do you have planned sewing-wise?
Happy stitchin'


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