fluid sewing thoughts

“Fluid. n. A body whose particles move freely among themselves, and yield to the least  force impressed…

”January isn’t the time for me to be making resolutions, ’cause all I want to do is rest up from a hectic December. But…

There are some patterns sitting on my cutting table, so I’m sharing them with you. They’re things I’ve seen and admired on Ruth’s (Core Couture) and/or Felicia’s (Older Babe Sews Clothes) blogs.

My plans would include lighter weight fabrics, and V- or scooped necklines. And elasticated waists. And pockets, inseam or elsewhere.

So, with all that in mind, let’s look at some piccies, and please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts afterwards!

Vogue 9193 (click to go to pattern)

Vogue 9193       Love the hem on this top & would do whichever version I’ve linen enough for, but sleeveless. Felicia reports problems with those dolman sleeves, and solutions. As I’ve had similar thoughts about similar styles, will have a long think before tackling. Fabric: Linen (summer), knits? (winter)

Butterick 5655 – “Fast & Easy” (click to go to pattern)

Butterick 5655 – “Fast & Easy”    Hm. Am thinking a short version from some viscose in stash. Although it might be fun to play with the sleeves
& that front insert… Hold thought for another season. Fabric: Rayon or maybe linen

Vogue 8813      Still pondering what to use with this one… cannot locate a decent knit is the main problem. Or excuse. 😉

Vogue 8813 (click to go to pattern)

Vogue 8813 (click to go to pattern)

Vogue 1508      Like the shape of the top’s hem very much. Trousers are too slim for my taste, plus the back is contrasting fabric from the front. Not my style. Fabric: Linen

veravenus-cpat

photo of my downloaded pattern page

Vogue 1508 (click to go to pattern)

Vogue 1508 (click to go to pattern)

VeraVenus Cardigan Coat (free)    (Click link to go to pattern.) After seeing this several times on people & reading how comfy they found it, I decided to switch my plans for a mustard wool to this pattern. Have a rayon piece cut out now, to check fit, etc., before cutting into the wool. Fabric: wool (winter), rayon (summer)

Butterick 6377  Will change neckline as I don’t do anything that tight round my neck. Fabric: Any stash stretch fabric to pair with V9193 trouser (above).

Butterick 6377 (click to go to pattern)

Butterick 6377 (click to go to pattern)

SUMMER

Vogue 8975    Liked the jacket on this, but the dress is also a possibility. Fabric: Linen, rayon.

Vogue 8975 (click to go to pattern)

Vogue 8975 (click to go to pattern)

Farrow Dress, Grainline    Have not purchased yet; keep trying to talk myself into it. Needs neckline re-do, but that back fascinates me, along with the longer length. Fabric: Almost anything from stash.

McCall’s 6083 Lounging ONLY, in the green version. Fabric: Rayon from stash

Grainline's new Farrow dress (click to go to pattern)

Grainline’s new Farrow dress (click to go to pattern)

McCall's 6083 (click to go to pattern)

McCall’s 6083 (click to go to pattern)

a bit of catch-up

jungle january, lovelies! think this should qualify-hehe! anyone guess what i'm making?

yeah! it’s jungle january time, lovelies! anyone guess what i’m making? (click for more info)

,,, and Happy New Year to all you Lovely Readers!

The first week of 2017 unexpectedly unleashed a blast of brutal Arctic air, snow, sleet, and freezing rain that froze the South in its tracks.

Is it any wonder I don’t know what to sew?

What else have I been up to? A bit of gift-making (the green bag & the baby book), enjoying pressies (aka, reading), and trying to stay warm without collapsing the energy grid.

It’s supposed to stay above freezing starting today.

Fingers crossed.

pressies

holiday hiatus

Temporarily losing the time to blog, Dear Readers, and not having much to impart as there’s not much selfish sewing going on over here. However, am keeping up with everyone else.

Meanwhile, here’s a few photos . . . but do remember that I’m across the sea about level with Gibraltar, so there’s not likely to be much snow. All these flowers were still around 10 days ago….

This year’s tree & leaf colour wasn’t much, but I did manage to get these few pictures, during a very red sunset. (Good lighting for added colour.)

at least half of these leaves are gone now, and the evergreens look bare

at least half of these leaves are gone now, and the evergreens look bare

 

can you tell how much is reflected & how much is real?

can you tell how much is reflected & how much is real?

And here’s a little puzzle for you: What’s this? A hint? I’ve been looking for it for some years, but found it after Stir Up Sunday.  😉

Stay comfy!

guess

might not look the same as what some of you are used to seeing