Starting a New Project: Simplicity 2648

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I am outgrowing my current wardrobe.  Not in size, but in personality and functionality.  I’ve lived in jeans, t-shirts, and fleece jackets for the last several years.  I have no problem with the jeans, I think they are among the most versatile pants.  But I have no need for another boxy fleece jacket that doesn’t really even fit very well.  So, what does this mean to you, you may ask?  Well, in a nutshell it means that you’ll be seeing lots of clothes in the coming weeks.

My to-sew list includes two dresses, a skirt, two tops, a  jacket, and a pair of jeans (not necessarily in that order).  I’ve been going back and forth for several weeks about which project to start.  Simplicity 2646 finally won that debate, simply because I need a dress to wear to a wedding in two weeks.

Simplicity 2648 Pattern Envelope

I’m making view c, but without the waist buckle so that I can wear it with or without a belt, depending on the outfit in a stretch jersey ITY knit from fabric.com.

Fabric for Simplicity 2648

My goal is to get the fabric cut today, and to have the dress sewn by Saturday.

Welcome

Welcome to my new blog.  Before I get to the sewing, here’s a little bit about me. 

I have loved sewing and crafting since I was little. Some of my best memories of growing up are of my friend and I hanging out in my backyard or in my room doing crafts.  I spent my childhood making clothes and furniture for my dolls with glue, foam, fabric, and whatever other scraps I could get my hands on.  Then I moved on to simple sewing projects.  I think everyone I knew got fleece scarves one winter, and pillows and stuffed animals for their birthdays.  Gradually, without anyone really realizing it, sewing took over my free time.  I now make everything from stuffed animals and toys to purses, bags, wallets, clothing, electronics cases, semi-custom embroideries and more.  I currently have six sewing machines (a standard Babylock sewing machine, a Babylock embroidery machine, a Janome serger, and three old Singers in cabinets) and love them all.   I’ve been forbidden to bring home any more, that hasn’t stopped me from looking. 

Stay tuned for my next project.