Don’t worry I still have some bras in progress to show you but I’ve been trying this year to get back into sewing garments for myself now my weight loss has stabilized somewhat (150lbs lost). I have a few projects planned that I hope to share with you once down. These are the patterns that are on my cutting table right now waiting for alterations and fabric.
The first is Jalie Patterns 3464 Carmen Skating dress. One of the hobbies I took up after losing 100lbs was figure skating. I’m not particularly skilled or graceful but I plan to perform my first recital this summer. I plan to alter the skirt to a longer “dance” length.
I’ve purchased aqua milliskin and mesh for this project. However I showed both the pattern and fabric to my husband and he commented, “Oh Elsa.” I’m not sure that’s the look I’m going for and I imagine if I’M Elsa it might cause some conflict with the little girls at the rink who are OBVIOUSLY the real Elsa. Regardless of color, it will be covered with as many rhinestones as humanly possible.
Next up is McCalls 7542 and Simplicity 8264 both of which I will make in some kind of striped shirting cotton. Both designs are very similar to something I would normally purchase from J.Crew. I’m hoping either Mood Fabrics or The Fabric Store in Los Angeles will have something that will work.
I like both of these designs because they have clean lines while still have a small feminine touch. I like frills that aren’t too overwhelming.
The last project will probably be the first I will cut out. It’s a design I’ve made before Papercut Patterns Bowline sweater. I have 3 cuts of New Zealand Merino wool I purchased from The Fabric Store online and I better cut it out quickly before the cold weather in Los Angeles disappears for the year. Though I will most likely wear them at the skating rink year round.
Hopefully publishing this blog post will be motivation enough to get it all done. Stay tuned for more info on the bras I’m currently working on later this week. What’s on your cutting table?