Whew! I didn't mean for so much time to disappear in between posts. Just know that I have been busy with work, the garden, and life. School will be starting in exactly one week. I can't believe that my little guy will be a junior this year. My little guy really isn't little. He outgrew me a long time ago and is a whooping 6'3". He still takes the time to give my hugs though in between the teenager stuff.
Butterick did have a pattern sale and I couldn't resist getting the three of the patterns from the last post. Which ones did I get? Well, I got the three dress patterns. I never check to see what kind of fabric is required before I purchase the patterns and really should. So, I have also been searching for appropriate fabric. The shirt dress, B6090, calls for a challis or crepe. I think I would prefer the challis. If you find a challis in blacks/grays or a teal color please let me know. The color blocked dress, B6088, much to my surprise requires a woven fabric. Although, I might try it in a ponte de roma instead. The last dress is a knit dress, B6080. I'm really interested in View A except I want the sleeves from View B. I suspect it's the same armhole between the two views because the two views use the same back pattern piece. I just need to figure out how much addition fabric is required for the sleeves. I think I've located fabric for this dress. Why is it that the needed fabric never in the stash?
I have started working on the first of my fall/winter projects. It is a vest, Simplicity 1499 view B. I'll provide more information in this pattern later. For now, I have the pattern traced and altered. I'm ready to start the test garment. I really need to devote more time to my sewing. I do fine with the planning but the execution is lacking. How do you manage to accomplish more time in sewing?
September is nearly here. My sewing buddy and I are resuming our monthly sewing session along with the knitting club is starting again. The first monthly sewing session will be new holiday mantle cloth. I just need to get the remaining fabric ordered. As for the knitting club, I need to figure out an easy project that I can take and work on. I am working on a sweater via a Craftsy class but I don't want to take that with me to the knitting club. I think it will require too much concentration. Since I want to wear the sweater, I don't think that the conversation and knitting will work with it. I need to find a nice simple project.