17 June 2007

Summertime Sewingtime

Carolyn noticed that I have less than 2 weeks left until my summer break. Oh yeah, baby!! She also inquired as to my summer sewing plans. Although I haven't fleshed them all out yet, here is a small preview of the projects calling my name the loudest:

Vogue 8178 - I have been wanting to make this dress for a very long time now - I will be using an olive brown linen for this one.

Vogue 8319
- As many of you know, I have a thing for 60s designs, so how can I not make this one? I have a gorgeous yellow/orange silk suiting for this one.

Vogue 2903 - I also have a passion for 50s designs. I have adored this dress since I first laid eyes on it. I have a beautiful chocolate/white floral cotton that is screaming to be made into this (unfortunately, the fabric is a tad heavy and since this dress calls for 5 m of fabric, I may have to reassess).

Simplicity 3874 - This will make a great outfit for work in the fall. I have a peach circle print silky for the dress and a coordinating peach linen for the jacket.

I have a bunch of original vintage patterns that are vying for my attention too. I am also desperate for some new shorts and capris for the summer. Oh, and I need a few, toss-em-on, look-cute, feel-comfortable, schlepping-to-the-grocery-store dresses. I guess I have my work cut out for me - actually, I wish my work was cut out for me, then I could just start sewing! :)


Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Thanks Shannon for sharing some of your sewing plans. You know I will be checking in to see how they progress! I am really quite envious of the fact that you will have the rest of the summer off to sew...so I guess I will have to live vicariously through you! *smile* When is your last day in school?

Vicki said...

Mmmm, you have lots of nice things on the plan!

Anonymous said...

3874 is my favorite in this line up, I have it on my to do list also

Bonnie O. said...

Love all three of those Vogue dresses!! Actually, I like the simplicity, too. LOL.

Kitty Couture said...

Great projects, Shannon! My favourite is Vogue 8319 - so cute and classy at the same time. You'll be having so much fun!

Anonymous said...

You have some great projects lined up - Can't wait to see your progress!

Anonymous said...

I have also loved that vintage Vogue pattern since it came out - sadly my local Joann's was out of it the last time the sales came around. :(

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make of it. :)

(oh, this is my first comment in your blog: I drifted here via several different sewing blogs, including Carolyn's, although I'm only just starting to comment everywhere. I've found so much inspiration in your sewing!)

Linda L said...

Love your planned projects. Will be checking back to see your progress.

Sheila said...

Great projects.. really digging the Simplicity Easy Chic pattern... like the style of the jacket.