Autumn sewing

I’ve been a bit lazy here about writing in the past few days, so I’m kicking off with a couple of pictures of new articles of clothing that I have sewn over the weekend.

First up is the dress that I completed yesterday – using a pattern from a magazine that someone sent me in a patternswap and some stretchy synthetic that I picked up at Fabricland on the weekend. This dress had set-in sleeves which I haven’t encountered before and *really* don’t like, but otherwise was easy to put together. Because I was using a knit fabric, I should have cut it two sizes smaller than I did, so there was some resewing and cutting that took place in order to fit it properly in the end. An easy-to-wear dress with fall cardigans!

And second – I completed this skirt, using a pattern from the 2010 issue of Stitch magazine. The fabric is a remnant home decor piece that I bought at an estate sale for $2, the denim was taken from a larger piece thrifted from Value Village last week (I have another denim skirt project coming). Total cost with zipper? $4 – and it makes for a funky, bright skirt that has a good weight for winter.

I’ve got a denim skirt in the works, as well as fabric for another skirt that B. picked out at Fabricland. Those will be the next two projects methinks – with another tunic thrown in for good measure.

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