I’ve been tinkering with my late spring/early summer sewing list over the past weekend, and think I’ve come up with a fairly sensible and (hopefully!) doable list of things I need or want to tackle over the next few months. I’m a perpetually creatively-distracted person, so having at least some sense of a goal is the real key for me to get anything done. Otherwise I have a habit of starting fifty different projects and only finishing a few! This project, I have to admit, is one of those sorts that was not on my list, but I had to make!
I’m sure you’ve all seen the new Sorbetto top from Colette Patterns? As soon as this popped up in my feed reader last week, I knew it would be perfect to use with a length of printed lawn that had been languishing in my stash for several years. It was only 1 yard, which is why I hadn’t used it previously. But for a simple, summery top this was perfect! As usual, I tweaked the pattern a bit (I have to admit I am becoming quite “bad” about tweaking patterns! lol.), and instead of the pleat down the entire center front, I changed it to an inverted pleat that was only stitched down for the first 3 1/2”. Which gives the top a bit of a tunic look, and perfect for blousing when I tuck it into skirts (or shorts!). Super quick and easy to make—perfect for a quick project!
So what else do I have on my sewing agenda? Right now I need make some denim shorts, but I also really want to tackle making a tshirt. It sounds like such a simple endeavor*, but something I keep shying away from (despite having a serger, which makes things supposedly easier). But no more! I also want to make a couple dresses, including a late 30s/early 40s style lace day dress using a lace curtain I thrifted a few weeks ago. A skirt or two, a jersey dress from this Vintage Vogue pattern, and possibly a 50s style playsuit. A lot of everyday type pieces that I actually need at the moment—and will hopefully fit right into my existing closet!
For those interested, there are more pictures of the top here!
Have you been working on any quick-and-easy projects?