I've been in a bit of slump lately. Actually, that's not quite true. I've been so busy that I haven't really had time to sew and the last few garments that I have sewn were wadders. Most likely because I had to "hit & miss" sew - sewing one seam one night, putting in a zipper 15 minutes before I have to be somewhere, not thinking when it comes to fabric and pattern design and such. As my obligations have finally started to slow down a little and I've found a bit more time to sew, I decided that I should start back with a tried and true pattern.
Everyday Wardrobe and all, I've really been trying to reach for those patterns that I know will work for me and my shape. The skirt from the Lonsdale dress is one of these for me. I LOVE this skirt. This is the 5th time I've made it and it did not disappoint. For someone who walked into their sewing room only last week and thought "ugh..." this was a great pick-me-up sewing project. It's true, I need another skirt like a hole in my head, but sometimes you've got to feed the urge, ya know.
here and here and cut it on the bias here. So, here's to an old tried 'n' true and getting my sewing mojo back!
In other news, I made the top I'm wearing too. It's a modal knit that is just about heaven against my skin. Gosh it's so comfy. I'm going to be teaching some middle schoolers to sew - yes, the same as last year, except this year I only do it one day a week for 2 hours. And I've heard the kids are wayyyy awesome this year. I'm actually really excited about it and its definitely something that is much more manageable for me. So, I had to come up with some easy projects for them to do. This knit top was one of them. I don't know if you would believe it, but this is a box blouse with kimono sleeves and its seriously so easy to make and sooooo easy to draft. I think its such a tres chic style and I can't even tell you how in love with it I am. Truly! I'm going to tweak the fit a little bit and make only about a million more.