...or at least I hope so.
It will come as no surprise to those of you desperately hoping for some new sewing porn to grace the pages of HZC that my mojo has gone missing for quite a while. When Simon died in July, it was as if all my desire to create beautiful garments vapourized into the ether. I guess grief can do that - it wrings you out and leaves an empty husk. Even with the introduction of joy back into our family through the adoption of dear sweet Hartley, I haven't felt the pull of my sewing room in months. I have done a few things here and there - a couple pairs of pants and some skirts - but, the need to get involved in big projects has escaped me.
So, I have decided to try making a knit dress. A simple knit dress. A simple knit dress, that won't require much fitting and that I should be able to complete in a couple of days. I'm hoping that this simple knit dress will be the impetus to get my arse back in gear.
I have settled upon Butterick 5523, a fab looking double knit dress, with a cool cowl collar (alliteration, anyone?) and an empire waistline. This dress will be a nice addition to my cold weather professional wardrobe.
Now, I just need to rifle through the stash and see what I have in the way of double knit. I know there is some chocolate brown in there that I scored from Fabric Mart a couple of years back. I guess I'll see what's what when I look.