Well, you see, my beloved grandmother passed at the end of January. So really, besides some retail therapy at the fabric store, I've been doing very little that was sewing related.
I did manage to finish a new dress for her funeral (which we just had, she lived out of state so it was cremation with services to follow at some point). The dress was from a Butterick retro reprint with a matching jacket (that it was too cold to wear). Butterfly print because she loved butterflies and trimmed and lined in purple because I always wear purple to funerals. The straps snap instead of tying as called for in the pattern, and there's also a purple belt made with a buckle that Grandma gave me. For the funeral, which was graveside, I wore a black cardigan, matching purple tights and black flats.
I feel like I've bought a ton of fabric lately as well. That aforementioned retail therapy. (1) Purple butterfly print cotton to make my cousin's little girl a dress. (2) Pepsi print fabric to make my dad a reversible apron (which is DONE), myself a 1930s skirt (also DONE, but man was it complicated) and now some to make myself a 1960s dress. (3) Doctor Who fabric, which will probably also be 1960s dresses. The dalek print one will be definitely.
|The 1930s skirt, same pattern as my Star Wars print one just a different version. The waistband had like four pieces plus the pleats = complicated. But worth it, I think!|
|Patterns I picked up recently for said summer vacation wardrobe.|
|Vintage lace my mom gave me|
I also have a pencil skirt cut out that I really need to put together because I need it for an event later this month.
And then I decided to take on a crazy project which is going in the next post...