It's that time again. I had some big plans to cut things out ahead of time, and make the most of this week, but I've been obsessively quilting instead, so the week snuck up on me. Yesterday I gathered my thoughts, my patterns, and my fabric and we were off to the races.
I started out with the Tee for Two pattern by Figgy's. This is an older pattern that isn't on her website anymore, but I've seen it here and there locally. I bought mine at the Bolt sale last fall. The pattern is written as a raw edge seam pattern that's sewn on the sewing machine. Since I'm still learning how to use my serger, I decided to use the basic pattern, but use the serger instead. So, my finished result is a little different - my seams are serged on the inside, and I did an inset neck band rather than the method shown in the pattern. So, same pattern pieces, but a different methodology. These came together super quickly. I left the edges raw because they didn't need hemming - the pattern leaves the raw edges. I did serge the bottom of the pink shirt as an experiment, but I'm not sure I love it, so I'll probably just cut that part off. I showed them to Kit and she informed me that they were my shirts. So, it may be a little while before they see some action. She likes things to marinate in the closet for a bit.
Also up this week is the Oliver + S Playdate dress, which is also out of print. I traced and cut the pattern yesterday. Today, I took a deep breath and cut into 2/3 of a yard of Liberty baby cord that has been waiting for the right project for over a year. It had to be this one because if I wait much longer, she'll be too big for me to have enough of the fabric for a dress. I'll do the yoke in the off-white and I need to dig through and try to match to that pink for the piping. I think it'll be sweet on her. There are several fussy details on this one, so I think I'll take my time on it and be okay with not having as many things done. I'm hoping to end the week with this dress finished, along with a couple of knit tshirt dresses and some simple sundresses for both girls. Oh, and knit pj pants for Annika. She's been waiting patiently.
Lastly, here's a sneak peek at the quilt in progress. It's not seeing much action this week. Two seams, and there's a finished quilt top that will be ready for quilting next week. It's so nice to have these fabrics back in my arsenal.
I'm so glad Meg organizes this project time twice a year. I do try to sew clothes all year, but it's great to have a week in which other things are set aside and I focus on this (well, except for a few seams here and there). What are you sewing this week?