I should have posted this last week so that I could take part in "Jungle January." Oops!
The top is New Look 6150 in a really yummy rayon knit from Stonemountain and Daughter. This stuff is soooo soft. It would be perfect for jammies. The fabric was a little difficult to sew--it was very clingy as I worked with it, and it also grew and grew and grew! In the end, I tamed it through sheer determination--and a lot of steam. I made this pattern in double knit last November; it has been a favorite ever since, so I had to make it again.
Construction was the same as the last one I made. I stabilized the shoulders with scraps of interfacing, sewed the sleeves in flat, sewed the seams and then trimmed/finished the allowances on the serger, and finished the hems and the neck with the coverstitch. Super easy. I have enough fabric left to make an infinity scarf; I'll do that one of these days.
The skirt was equally easy. It is another McCall's 3830 with my usual changes (4 extra darts, added waistband, invisible zipper) in "Tribe Vibe" stretch moleskin from Joann's.
I'm not sure what I'm going to make next. I've finished the Barbie pink long-sleeved top mentioned here, but I haven't made the houndstooth skirt. That's probably what I should make, but I'm a little tired of skirts. Kind of funny, since I just bought some more RPL from Joann's to make camel and black skirts. The fabrics were on sale; how could I resist? I might also work on fitting a Pamela's Patterns banded front cardigan, or I might work on a double knit dress. Hmmmm.
How about you? Do you know what your next project will be, or are you as indecisive as I seem to be?
Until next time,
Happy sewing! ~ Peggy