You know how sometimes, you just get a burst of energy?
I had that this weekend. I had the time to spend in my sewing room, cleaning up a few projects and starting new ones. (It didn't hurt that Saturday was Fabricland's One Day Member's Sale - I stocked up!)
(Some of these projects were already started, so don't think this all happened in two days...)
Pajama Pants for me.
I used the same pattern for this pink sweater knit tunic.
The only change is I widened the neckline so it sits just off the shoulder. This sweater knit it something I've never really sewn with before, but my machine has a great stretch stitch, so I thought I'd try it. It worked great. I'll wear a tank top or turtleneck under this for strap coverage. Originally this pink was a dress length, but it didn't thrill me. I knew I'd get way more use out of a tunic than a dress, so I cut it off.
There was enough of the fabric to cut a little above knee skirt as well, so I get the dress option anyway. And elastic waist skirts take all of about 20 minutes to sew up. The hem hasn't been pressed here, that's why it's a bit wavy...
This top has been cut out and waiting for quite awhile. I'm not sure why I didn't get around to it, but I'm glad I did this weekend. It's a faux suede tunic top with a hood.
The hood has flat felled seams, so even though it's not lined, it still looks good from behind. I have slouchy suede boots in this shade of brown, so this will work well with them and slim cut jeans.
I probably would have kept going, but I needed to start dinner on Sunday (a throw-back to my growing up years - full roast dinner on Sunday night - tonight it's a roast loin of pork, with potatoes, broccoli, carrots, baked onions and Yorkshire puddings. Yum.) Plus Sunday was the Golden Globes, and I admit to being a fan of awards shows. Especially the Globes - you often get a winner that's imbibed a bit to much and it results in a no holds-barred speech. Plus I love Ricky Gervais.
I bought this pretty orange stretch corduroy, and already have plans for yet another tunic length top. The corduroy is super soft and has this swirled pattern to it. I don't know if I'll get to it this week (it's a pretty busy one), but I think I have next weekend free...)