Friday, April 27, 2012


Here's a little sneaky peek of what I've been up to.

I've made little bit of progress on my warmer weather wardrobe plans, which had branched out (unofficially) to include the 1960s McCall tops pattern I got at the estate sale I attended earlier this month. I'd thought any/all of the versions would pair well with the Ginger I've had on my to sew list forever.

McCall tops + Ginger

Well, I have yet to get to the tops but I did take a crack at the Ginger in a dark blue broadcloth. I had just enough of the fabric in my stash leftover from a UFO from my early sewing career. It was a nautical inspired, springy/summery dress of sorts...I might just have to dig it out of the UFO pile and try to save it (as if I have nothing else planned for my sewing time). Anyway, better pictures and a full post on my Ginger later, but for now...

v. 1 - pointed waistband

This fabric does NOT un-wrinkle fully....ever!

You know, I also mentioned that I've got a project in progress using a pattern and some fabric from the estate sale. It's still in progress, but here's a few glimpses of that, too.

McCall 9735 - guess which version I'm making!

Pattern pieces, with stripe matching attempted, almost all cut out

I'm not too obsessed with matching the plaids, though I did give it a shot - this is my first time working with plaid. I am planning to add a few little embellishments to this dress, so you'll have to stick around to see how it turns out.

I've also officially got some plans for dresses to make for the upcoming weddings I'll be attending this season, so more on that soon, too!

That's all for now. Have a great weekend!
Do some sewing for me - there's a good chance I'll be too busy with birthdays and a wine festival and boring things like laundry. Sigh.


  1. Looking forward to seeing your McCalls top as I still have to cut mine and it needs graded waaaaay down for me. I think yours will lokk really sweet with the Ginger too.

    1. Thanks, Kerry! I wish I could sew three things at the same time, but alas, the McCalls top will have to wait a little longer. There are so many cute options for the pattern, I'm a bit undecided exactly WHICH one to use when I do have time to sew it. :)

  2. Some really lovely look plans here. Your skirt is really cute - and I bet it goes with a million things!

    Looking forward to seeing how your plaid dress turns out, the fabric is lovely.

  3. Ooh I'm guessing you're making the middle dress on the McCalls pattern?! Either way I love the plaid you've chosen! Can't wait to see it :)

  4. Eeee! Those are all going to be great! Plaid is brave.
    You are part of the reason that I've been craving a denim Ginger - Thanks for the inspiration and motivation! (Now if I just properly blog about my knockoff version, I can stop hinting at it!:P)


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