I volunteered as an independent study teacher at work this past school year. I worked with a wonderfully creative student who is headed off to FIT in the fall to study fashion design. Though she was brilliant at the artistic initial stages of fashion design, she had very limited sewing experience. She worked with me after school to learn sewing and to create a couple of costumes based on YA novels she read. Each time I worked with her, I got the itch to start sewing more seriously again. I decided to start sewing more for myself.
I started with the Liesl and Co Gallery Dress. I thought it looked like a great piece for fall! I made the 8 and I am thrilled with it. It fits perfectly and it was fun to make. I made this one in a really soft dot chambray.
When I finished, I decided to make some summer dresses. Work is REALLY hot in the fall (no air-conditioning) and dresses are a huge part of my wardrobe. My first dress was a Lisette pattern
Everyday Skirt. I have used this pattern before and I knew I would like it. I wear my first Everyday Skirt so much I thought a second would be useful! I used chambray. . .
Then I made two Lisette Round Trip dresses. The first is made with Cotton and Steel fabric. I hesitated to use a quilting cotton for a
Then I made another in
I have many more garments planned. I have cut a couple of zippy tops (the full length version) and I just bought the Beatrix pattern. I have some beautiful linen and double gauze I can't wait to work with!