Hello! Even though I last wrote that my boys would be out of town for an entire week and that I had a few sewing projects lined up, I sadly have nothing new to display. The purple dress turned out to be a wadder and I've learned I absolutely hate to sew with stretch velvet. I next attempted a plaid skirt out of a thinnish polyester. Even without the fit issues that I'm experiencing, the fabric is plain cheap looking. It could probably be salvaged but I just don't like it enough to bother with any more attempts at fixing the issues.
Oh, and I think I've caught a horrible disease called Pregnancy Brain. This is when you cannot figure out the solution to the smallest of problems. I feel like I've had a stroke and cannot do simple things that use to come easily. Like math. Or zipper insertion. Not a good illness for a seamstress.
On another note, Butterick came out with some cute fall offerings that I'm excited about. The first one is 5519, a fitted dress with interesting construction details. I plan to use this for some gorgeous charcoal wool doubleknit recently obtained from Denverfabrics. I want long sleeves, but don't care for the pleated cap sleeve version.
Up next is 5521, also with really neat construction lines. This design is a dead ringer for Vogue 8614, which I almost bought in the last sale at JoAnn's until I saw this pattern. Vogue's does include a jacket, but not one I was too eager to make.
And lastly is 5522, a knit dress with super fun patternworked sleeves. I'm planning to buy the pattern only for the sleeves, then using a fitted sheath dress for the bodice and including a full lining.
So, not a very exciting post, but I wanted to update you lest anyone be thinking I'm off having a baby or something. She is not due for several more weeks, unfortunately for my poor swollen sausage extremities.