I am in the midst of the Pendrell Sew Along and busy with other non-sewing related things. Like book club. (We are reading The Thirteen Tale if anyone is interested in joining in virtually!) I also have some other changes in the works but can’t go into it here. Yet.
The former would be my list of excuses for not sewing most of last week. I did decide about a week ago to add a little shine to my Ballet Dress. I plan to start working on it this week.
I saw these iridescent zippers at the fabric store awhile ago and thought they would be great for a special project. Probably for something a little “out there”. After reviewing my pattern for the dress and coat that I plan to sew and wear to the ballet, I thought the zipper would be perfect to turn this quite ordinary sheath dress into a head-turner.
Can you see the pink, blue, purpley tones? Not for everyone I’m sure but until I get an invisible zipper foot for my machine I am stuck with visible zippers. So why not make them extraordinary?
I am going to check the fit of the dress using the lining pieces and, hopefully, get a nicely fitted dress out of it. I won’t show you my fabric. Nice to have a little surprise to look forward to.
As far as other projects go, I have been eyeing a wrap pants Simplicity pattern for some time.
I thought they would be great for vacation and music festivals. Cool for hot weather but full-coverage so they could be worn to dinner.
I found this fabric on my last trip to the fabric store.
It is actually white. (Terrible photography on this post. Sorry.) I thought I would treat the pants like a long summer skirt but with a nice floral print that didn’t have limiting, bright colours. I think I could match this with a light blue or yellow top. Perfect for a hot, desert trip we have planned for spring.
That is what I have planned. Add to that the MPB Men’s Shirt Sew Along that I haven’t purchased fabric for yet. I haven’t received the pattern so I think the visual will help my guy choose fabric. I hope he chooses a nice summer weight. I am looking forward to warm temperatures and sewing for it is helping!
What I’m listening to: Living Well is the Best Revenge by R.E.M.
Haha, my kids snagged a couple of those zippers a while back!
I’m trying to decide where to go next… Or to just wait for the shirt sew along 🙂
I thought I’d give the zipper a try! We’ll see!
You could always whip up a pair of jeans. Or iron your guy’s shirts. 😉
Iron? I’m not that desperate! The jeans do sound tempting… The zipper just broke on the last pair I made 😦
Love these zippers! Saw them at F-land. My idea is to sew pillows with contrasting zippers such as these, and have the zipper show a third of the way down. Got my book! I was also going to get a book on speedreading, but probably take too long to read it.
I’m glad you found your way back here!
I loved all the novelty zippers but only bought this one. The pillows sound fun!.
Didn’t get the book yet…prob should do that…