It’s been a minute since I’ve blogged anything and lately I haven’t been good at taking photos of my makes. I did a fun photoshoot with a photographer friend of mine but unfortunately her hard drive crashed and everything was lost 🙁 but now we have an excuse for another photo session soon and hopefully I’ll have some new things blogged eventually.
Since I don’t have any finished makes to share, I thought I’d write up my plans for end of summer sewing. I have a few special projects in the works and I’ve bought some new (or new to me) patterns recently to try out.
First up is coveralls/a jumpsuit made from Kwik Sew K3389 (affiliate link). The smallest size fits my hips and I’m planning on taking in the waist a bit, but it will still be somewhat oversized. I’m using somewhat heavier grey linen and I’m hoping for some kind of cool-girl effortless look…we’ll see I guess!
I’ve been wanting to make the Highlands Wrap Dress by Allie Olson ever since it came out, and I finally just taped together and cut the 60 pages that make the pdf pattern! I’m going to be using an Indian ikat that I bought on Etsy and I’m super excited to see how it turns out. Has anyone else made this pattern yet? I’ve read that a lot of people needed to lower the bust dart. I’m also considering doing the longer and slightly flared sleeves from Allie’s blouse hack.
Another dress that I’d like to finish before the summer is over is V9253, a kimono-style dress with an extreme deep V in front. I’ve seen this dress come up on Instagram and Pattern Review, but I wasn’t fully convinced that it could work for me until I saw this version on Instagram. I love her description of “sober and sexy”! It took me a while to decide on what fabric to use. My ultimate dream would be this Kokka crepe double gauze, but it’s pretty pricey for a dress that I would rarely have a reason to wear! So instead I bought some silk noil from Dharma Trading and I’m going to enlist a very talented dyer friend to help me dye it to a rich terracotta color. Vogue just announced a contest for this pattern, so hopefully I will be able to get it done before then!
And lastly, I just got this vintage 60s pattern from Etsy (Simplicity 8200) and I’m super excited to try it out. I think I’ll make the dress first for the late summer/early fall transition and I’ll sew up the jumpsuit for fall, maybe in some kind of light wool. I’ll probably crop the legs because the culottes have taken over and I don’t know how to wear full length pants any more! I highly doubt I’ll ever make the blouses included in this pattern, but how funny are they? I also love the daisy trim on the dress in a goofy way. Maybe I’ll try some fun trim too?
What are you currently working on or dreaming about? I recently started working at Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics and it’s really really hard to keep myself from blowing my entire paycheck on fabric!