February 22, 2011

Sewing Plans

Even though I'm taking the same number of classes this semester, I have so much more free time to sew! I've made a dress, blouse, and Mollie's bonnet in the last month, and have so many more things I want to do. Last night I went to Joann's to buy some new Simplicity patterns since they were all on sale for $1.

This is the first on my to-do list. I wish you could see it better, but I'm going to be doing the version on the left (the one in the yellow printed fabric).

Doesn't this look like a maternity dress? It's not supposed to be, but I think it'll make a perfect spring/summer maternity dress. I like the sleeveless, floral printed version on the model.

Stu was on the slope for Valentine's day, and suprised me with 4 Colette patterns in the mail! I already made one version of this blouse last week, and hope to make many more because it was so easy/fast and comfortable. I did the version on bottom, with the key-hole and tie. I left out the pleats on the front, and sewed a row of shirring at the waist so that it would be fitted, but have room for my growing belly.

A month or so ago, I was suprised with 2 Colette patterns from my sister-in-law. A dress pattern, which I've already made and will hopefully post soon once I get a good picture, and this pattern for Stu! It is really similar to a plaid shirt he has that looks really good so I'd love to make him some more.

Lastly, are these two baby dress patterns. I'm a little relieved that we are *probably* having a girl, because if we were having a boy, I had a lot of projects I wanted to make. Now I can relax since we already have all the girl things we could possibly need, and concentrate on making a few special things. I can't wait to make some matching dresses for Mollie and the new baby with this pattern! I won't do them completely matching, but make them each one with two fabrics from the same collection. I love old-fashioned style dresses like these in sortof modern looking fabrics.

I also got this one for the new baby, it's a reprint of a vintage pattern.


  1. I love the idea of having little girls in matching dresses! So precious!