Even though we're only 11 days into the New Year, I've already got 3 projects to share.
The first project was for Go To Sew. They have a series of folks testing out the patterns that they sell - and they sell a huge variety - and showing what they've done. Since my daughter generally hates to wear jackets, I chose the Aztec Hooded Vest by See Kate Sew. Part of my New Year's resolutions are to challenge myself more in the sewing arena, and one of those challenges is to master the zipper.
For the project, I chose a deep purple corduroy from my stash, and lined it with some Yuwa fabric that I absolutely love - Can-Can by Anyan. Here's a close up of the lining, as I didn't really get good pictures:
Here's a few of shots of the completed vest:
Next on my sewing list is my "flip" of the Clever Charlotte Chickadee pattern over at Frances Suzanne. You can read about it over there, but here's some pictures in case you didn't see them already:
The last thing on my agenda was a birthday gift for a one-year old. Even though I've known for a month that the party was today, I've been crazy-busy and didn't have time to work on a gift. But, I knew exactly what I wanted to make - I just NEEDED to make an Oliver + S Jump Rope dress. I felt the need to make a pattern that is tried and true; that I can sew pretty much in my sleep, that gives the most amazing, professional result.
I used some fabric I've used previously - Kokka Paris Walk. Since the mom of the baby loves polka dots, I used some red and white polka dots for the contrast. I cut this out Thursday night, did the placket Friday night, and finished the rest Saturday morning. The party was at 12:00, and we ended up being about 45 minutes late - I sewed on the buttons and clipped threads in the car!