Friday, June 29, 2007

Caught in the Call of Summer

I've not stopped sewing since SWAP, but other summer activities have got in the way of blogging. At the end of the season I think I will make up a collage of all my projects, and make the comments in one fell swoop.

So far I have completed, or almost completed several items, many from stashed fabric. This is not to say I have not added to the stash. A local quilt shop had their annual sale, and I bought 8 pieces of garment size -- lovely cotton prints, hopefully for summer wear. Then there was the Wazoodle order, though I must learn that from them you get what you pay for, and stop buying bargain priced stuff. And of course, Fabricville is having their 3 for 1 sale which resulted in some nice soft swiss dot which is becoming a sleeveless blouse today or tomorrow.

And I visited Silver Silk in Halifax for a couple of lovely pieces for my pending silk spree, which has not yet started. First off will be some nice One-Seams I think, in a blue between navy and royal. I re-measured and re-cut my pattern, and did a muslin in cotton. For the silk, I want a perfect fit, or as near as possible. I put French seams in my muslin, and it seemed to work fine.

The summer so far:
  • the olive corduroy pants previously posted Burda WOF #120 April 07
  • ivory fleece Saf-T-Pockets Rochelle jacket (no pockets though) completed, started during SWAP as a muslin
  • navy/purple linen pants Burda WOF #120 May 07?
  • One-Seam pants from a blue-green-plum batik cotton
  • Athena blouse from olive/ivory far-out print
  • blue linen empire waist tunic top with embroidery around the neck. NL?
  • cotton print empire waist top - not a great fit. Decided I don't like empire waist styles so will not further modify the pattern.
  • pink knit sleeveless top - nice pattern but cheap material - don't like knit styles with facings, at least not with V-neck. May investigate this further for possible double front to avoid facings.
Sooner or later I'll post some pictures, and get the pattern numbers looked up. Meanwhile, I must plan more carefully so that some of these garments actually go together. Not much SWAPping in the collection so far.

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