Now that I have had an idea about how to jumpstart my sewing this year, I decided to get right to it. My idea was to change my usual method of starting a project which is to choose a pattern, then paw through mounds of fabric, never finding the right fabric for that pattern. Instead, I am going to go to the fabric mountain in the sewing room, climb to the top and take the top fabric, then come down and choose a pattern to go with it. Here’s the fabric mountain, picture taken with the camera pointed up to the ceiling:
I got the step ladder and climbed up and there on the top was the knit fabric I got at Fabrix this spring in SF. I quickly looked through my stack of ‘want-to-make-this-soon’ patterns and chose two:
The patterns are on the green knit fabric, a lovely light fabric that should drape well. I have 5 yards of it so have enough for several tops. M likes the dress in the upper left of the Simplicity pattern, though we would cut the length and make a top out of it. We both like the bottom right version of the McCall’s pattern.
I am stalled on the light blue T-shirt for A because I sewed the neckband on but the neckline just looks too wide. I am going to have to wait until she comes for a visit to try it on her and see if it is too big. It is hard to tell on Betty. I may be ripping the band off, not a pleasant thought, but maybe necessary.
Time to trace off the patterns and check the fit.