Friday, March 9, 2007

I wish I had time to sew...

Until then, I decided I could use my blog as an organizer and post here not only inspiration photos, but projects I'd like to sew as soon as I finish my exams.

I have black and white cotton/Lycra, washed and ready to sew in my stash. I have some black wool/poly leftovers for the cape, also some black wool/poly double knit. Should buy some twill for the bag.

Top from Burda WOF 12/2005

I have some beautiful black scalloped lace and I'm thinking of lining it with some contrast satin - maybe gold?

From the same Burda, I like this jacket. I have to think about some adequate fabric, nothing from my stash yells it wants to be this jacket so far.

I also want a summer skirt same model as the red/black/white I did last summer, see below. Want to make it with solid white and floral patterns, in nice gay colors. Or in solid white (have some nice stretch cotton) and white with tiny black polka dots. Then the lace at the bottom, the loops and the ribbon would be black. Or I can do two skirts - one in polka dots, one floral :)

But my first project (dying to make it) will be this black and white jacket (only with full length sleeves and without the decorative loops)

Thanks to Summerset, I found the perfect pattern - Vogue fine details 8368. I've ordered it from and I'm very pleased, not only it was cheaper than on Vogue's website, but shipping was half what I pay when I order from Vogue directly and it arrived in one week. They have a 6.99 sale this weekend, but I think I'll refrain from ordering from the time being. I'd rather focus on buying fabric.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Since I'm not sewing because I'm studying for exams, I can at least feast my eyes on beautiful things and dream about sewing time... :(