Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring projects

I spotted this little trio in my garden this week - a sure sign that Spring is here.

Since the nice weather is coming, I'm planning on completing a couple of sewing projects for myself. (I promise to TRY!) I am always so busy and what little time I have to sew, I tend to make things for my Etsy shop. But I have purchased 2 sewing patterns and some fabric and I really do want to make something for myself. 

The first pattern is the Socialite Dress by Anna Maria Horner - which I purchased at Venezie fabrics online store.

The second pattern is the Roundabout Dress & Slip - also available at Venezie Fabrics.

At this point, my only concern with these patterns is that even though I have the measurements for each size I really don't know which size I should make for myself. I usually buy a size medium or large (I really prefer loose fitting clothing) but these patterns seem a tad on the generous side so I may just play it safe with a medium. I wish there was a way for me to keep the pattern in all sizes!

As for fabric selection - this was very hard. I feel nervous about picking out fabrics for clothing as opposed to bags. BUT, I did place an order for the following combos - both from the Secret Garden collection by Sandi Henderson:

Grand Tapestry in Midnight

Vintage Ironwork in Midnight
And this combo:
Garden Gate in Garden

Cotton Couture in Herb (horrible photo!)

I will have to take photos of the finished projects. I figure by posting this, I have somewhat committed to following through this time! :)

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