Friday, March 9, 2012

The Sewing List

It's nearing spring, which means there are about a million things I want to make.  I sort of lost interest in sewing over the winter, but that's not surprising because I really don't like winter clothes.  Sundress season is almost upon is, and I've been finding inspiration everywhere I go.  I can't look at Google Reader without adding something to my inspiration folder!

Right now in the queue I have:

  • Fabric and a pattern to make this dress that I saw in Glamour magazine.  I have the muslin done and I am just waiting for the fabric to arrive from eBay.  I can't believe I found the exact fabric!  I just Googled "Eiffel Tower fabric" and this came up.  It's Michael Miller Paris Ville, if anyone is interested in making their own.
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  • Fabric and a pattern to make my own variation of Anthropologie's Bike Lane dress.  I couldn't find the actual fabric, but Michael Miller again saves the day with his Bicycle Haze print.  I like the color scheme of the Michael Miller better, anyway.  I already had the PERFECT pattern in my stash, which is a 1940's Simplicity that I got at an antique store for $1. The pattern doesn't have the buttons up the back, but I can easily add those.
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  • Simplicity 2861 again in music note print fabric.  Sure, it's silly, but I play the cello and it reminds me of this Dolce & Gabanna dress worn by Katy Perry.  I've already started this one, and so far I have everything cut out and the darts on the bodice done.
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  • Speaking of cello, I need a do-over of my Orchestra dress.  This actually went to Goodwill a couple days ago.  The bodice was so, so tight, and I couldn't move my arms because of it.  Not very good for playing the cello!  The new plan is this Simplicity which I got at Joann's in a $1.99 sale, made up in Kaufman Cotton Sateen.  This one will have to be a priority because I need to wear it for a concert at the beginning of May.

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So the next few months will be very busy with projects to work on! What's on your list?

7 comments:

  1. It's funny you should post this because I've been wanting to copy that first dress too! Except I saw it at Modcloth: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/year-abroad-dress

    Great sleuthing on the fabric. What pattern are you using?

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  2. That Paris fabric is so cute! Now I want it! In fact, I'm going to ebay to check that out right now. I love the sheet music fabric, too.

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  3. The Paris fabric is really interesting - hope you have some bright red shoes to wear.

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  4. Oh wow - such great projects in the pipeline. I really really love all of your fabric choices and cannot wait to see the finished results!

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  5. Hi there, love all these projects. I discovered the Modcloth Year Abroad dress a couple of weeks ago and was excited to come across the Paris Ville fabric today. And now I found your blog and you're planning the exact same project. Awesome. Which pattern are you using for the year abroad dress? And how much fabric did you buy?

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  6. Oh, and I play in an orchestra too and sing in a choir, so I have the same problem that I never have enough black clothes that look nice for those occasions. I'm also planning to make a simple black dress - with simplicity 2180. Can't wait to see how all your dresses turn out!

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