Now that it's the (unofficial) end of summer, I kind of feel like it's time to give up white jeans, open toe sandals and jersey dresses and trade out the summer clothes for fall stuff. But wait, I don't live in NY anymore and I still can wear my summer clothes ;) so I'm going to continue with some projects.
Saturday morning I worked on this top:
|Poolside with my new top|
|Can you see the faux ruffle?|
I also have a friend visiting from NY soon, so I'm making a maxi dress for that weekend. The pattern is Simplicity 1881 which you can see here
So far, I've done the skirt for it:
I've been working with knits on my last few projects and I really like knits. They drape so nicely. Soooo, I got some more patterns (Joann's was having a sale this weekend - I hope you didn't miss it!)
Vogue patterns were on sale for $3.99 and McCall's patterns were $1.99. Here are some of the ones I purchased:
|Both of these patterns suggest Challis, Crepe and/or Cotton Lawn and Poplin. I'm searching online for fabric. Do you have any favorite online fabric shops?|
|Love the knit dress on the right and I think I found the perfect fabric for the dress on the right|
|I love these!|
|This is a knit and so is the one below|
oh and I just ordered a serger (Brother) from Amazon. I'm so excited! Since I really like sewing with knits I figured it was time to invest in a serger. I hope I chose the right one for me.
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