I’m off this week, due to the public schools’ spring break. I feel like I was just on vacation (because I was) so I didn’t have any real plans for this week. Inspired by Carolyn, I’m declaring this week to be a sewcation! I’m hoping to get to three garments, and I’ve already begun a spring maxi dress (above.)
I haven’t seen anyone else tackle this new Simplicity pattern (2219.) So far it’s been lovely to sew, though the corners do require a bit of thought. I’m doing a self-lining, as I do with almost all lined knits. I bought this fabric on ebay, my number one source for nice knit prints. It’s a really nice quality rayon with a bit of a textured appearance. I don’t own any knit maxis, and this is the first of two I’m planning for warm weather. It should be finished today (the skirt bit is not complicated.) What else am I planning?
Butterick 5603 (another new (well, old pattern, new reprint) pattern) in this cotton/linen print. I love the tied shoulders. Here’s hoping it looks ok, since I know I won’t be able to match the print at every seam.
Butterick 5491 in rayon knit print. I used to own a dress with a similar cut, and I wore it until it fell apart. Hopefully I will have enough of the fabric to self-line, because my Joann’s is already sold out of this print! If not I will pick up some cheap, thin knit to line (I dislike tricot, which is what people usually recommend to line a knit.)
So… wish me luck, as I turn my third floor sewing room into my personal sweatshop this week!