Just as I’m typing up the title for this post, I realize I’ve been a little forgetful about proper sewing updates. In fact, the last Sew What Now video was from the holidays but this month, a blog post will just have to do. Despite the slow start to spring this year, I’m looking forward to getting a few skirts into my wardrobe because I’ve wearing nothing but my dark denim and waterproof boots and I am so done.
SIMPLICITY 7069 | The 70s Slip
This pattern was a impulse purchase after my frustrations with sewing up a Seamwork Ariane slip. While I was initially smitten with the contoured cups and stylish elastic edging, I just didn’t have the skill set to tackle it and now it lays in the maybe-later bag. This 70s vintage slip has a few of the same elements such as the bust shaping but in a much more relaxed design and you know…no fussy lingerie elastic. While I will have to make some height adjustments, I love that this is a 5-in-1 design that will pretty much cover everything I’ll need to build a basic under-dress collection. This is one of my #2017MAKENINE projects.
SIMPLICITY 1688 | The 50s Librarian
Think cropped sweater, little gloves and seam backed stockings… I immediately feel in love with this 50s skirt pattern when I first saw it. Frankly, I’m always looking for pieces that are fitted but without zippers and this one even allows for a lined option – navy outer with leopard print insides anyone? This would be great as a fall/winter staple but might work in a medium weight twill for spring as well. Piping to the edges? Cool button details? How about an external pocket? Oh the possibilities!
McCalls 5912 | The 70s Casual Chic
Now this is a bit of a remake as I first stitched up a heavy weight test version of this 70s double slit skirt during the winter…except its now too big. The great thing is that practice makes perfect and cutting into this pattern a second time, I found myself breezing through the instructions and this will most lightly be the next completed project post coming to your screen! There’s a sneak peek of it over on my Instagram but I can tell you now that the fit (in a smaller size) is amazing and it will definitely be a well loved hit in my wardrobe.
In other news, I’ve also made a few changes to my original plans for #2017MAKENINE as I’ve replaced a few of the projects with other additions so make sure you pop over to that page to see what’s up and as always, you can find me on social media for instant sewing progress… and maybe a few fails too because what’s life without a little variety.