It's been a while since I bought new patterns- I have been restraining myself until I make up some of the ones I have. But while at Joann's yesterday, I stumbled upon their 5 for $5.00 Simplicity sale, and my resolve broke down. There is nothing like buying new patterns to get a person's sewing mojo fired up, and that is just what I needed. Plus, at $1.00 each, how can you go wrong?
Here are the ones I choose to bring home with me:
(all images from the Simplicity website)
I have been wanting to make a maxi skirt, and some of the other options are cute too. (I can see making view C (without the gathers) as a work option, possibly in a ponte.) Now if I can only find the fabric I want for the maxi skirt. I have been on the look out for a navy and white stripe, to no avail. If anyone knows a source, please let me know.
This knit wrap dress is so cute. A wrap dress has been on my to-sew list for a long, long time. What an easy work outfit- just one piece and I'm out the door. I want to find a not-so-wild print in bright colors for this one.
I bought this one for the color blocked dress, and the cute jacket. I can even see the jacket worn with dress pants. I am always looking for layer options for the summer months to combat the office air conditioning.
A slim pant, and I want to make it in a bright color- possibly the same blue as in the model photo. I recently made a pair of pants that actually turned out OK, so now I think I can make pants (ha ha). Hopefully my confidence will work in my favor and I will be able to conquer any fitting issues I may have. Wish me (lots of ) luck!
While traveling last month to San Antonio for a weekend getaway, I had to borrow a carry-on from a friend because, sadly, I have no luggage. While there I saw everyone carrying pretty Vera Bradley bags. From purses to carry-ons to luggage pieces, each one as pretty as the next. Well, I don't have a Vera Bradley budget, but I CAN sew, so you can guess what I am gonna do. Yep- make myself a carry-on. I will make the large bag, and if it turns out well, I may make the matching tote and make-up bag. I am on the lookout for a pretty cotton fabric to use.
I can't wait until I have some time to spend in my sewing room and get started on one of these projects!