There’s no getting away from it! I am an excellent procrastinator. I’ll tell you all about it later. For now, let me tell you about the things I neglected to tell you earlier. Like, the pile of sewing I did over the summer and never showed.
For the most part, they were quick and easy projects:
Yet another pair of these shorts, only longer and in a tan cotton – I’ve worn them all summer long;
Two Market skirts, one in red cotton with white buttons, another in blue, both fabulous quick sews and so tempting to pull on;
A sleeveless Pendrell blouse, made from my Edinburgh cotton and already worn lots;
A black polyester pair of Clover pants. I wasn’t sold on them initially but now that I’ve worn them and thought about what to wear with them, I love them! More please!
The Amy Butler Lotus Cami was a challenging sew but turned out nicely in a white cotton that has tiny pale grey polka dots. Not such a versatile pattern (such as her Anna or Liverpool patterns) that I’d make it again but I like the end result.
I fully expect to wear all of these right into October with cardigans, tights and soft knit scarves.
In that vein, I have been working away on another Lisette pattern, the Passport dress.
The bodice is a little big but I don’t mind that too much because I will probably end up wearing a blouse or top underneath it anyway. Isn’t it flowery and bright? I got the fabric in Ikea. It’s not listed on their website but it was about €8/m. All that remains is to hem it and attach the lining to the zip.
…and because I cut it out a few weeks ago, I couldn’t resist jumping into a new Colette pattern, Jasmine. Here’s where I am so far.
The collar itself was fine but the facing nearly broke me. I have since progressed and sewed both the sleeves – I was going to make version 2 with the notched cuffs – but they have turned out so peculiar! I couldn’t get the pieces to match up properly at all. I couldn’t get the notches to turn out right despite much poking, stitching and trimming. The end result is a cuff that looks very odd and a sleeve that pulls both in and out. I like the top very much so I think I will cut my losses and finish the armholes, making it into a sleeveless top. It is very pretty but I’m not sure the awkwardness of its features warrant another go.