Sunday, 10 July 2011

Summer S.W.A.P for me

Sewing With A Plan, not swapping things with someone else this time :) I'm joining in with a mini-SWAP sew along on Sewing Mamas where we're filling in our summer wardrobe blanks to ideally end up with a versatile, mix and match collection of clothes. I have an absolute dearth of summer clothing that I actually like wearing so my wish list is a little long.
  • three vests (tank tops)
  • two t-shirts
  • three skirts
  • one dress
  • one shorts
  • one workout shorts
  • one or two capri's
I have made a start though, I might even get halfway through before autumn is here :D The workout shorts were an urgent need, I've been doing aerobics in my Ottobre yoga pants and the velour is a really, really bad fabric for working out in summer. There was plenty of orange interlock leftover from the kids pj's though so I stuck with the Ottobre pattern and lopped off most of the length to get a perfect pair of summer workout shorts.
yoga shorts

I went to work on the vests too, these use the Ottobre Woman Creative Workshop 303 package and the knits are from stash.
OW creative workshop 303

One t-shirt is completed using the Jalie Sweetheart pattern and an embroidery from Emblibrary. The fabric is one of my favourites, a gorgeous bamboo lycra from The Fabric Fairy.
Jalie 2794 sweetheart top
Dragon embroidery on back

I'm working on the first pair of capri's now, they have a fly front zip which I haven't made before and I'm psyching myself up for the zipper insertion. Maybe tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You've been quite productive! I like it all...especially the Jalie top. The details on the front and the embroidery on the back are really neat!