I've been putting the finishing touches on Vogue 8615, the pattern with which I've been demonstrating tissue-fitting. I'm making it in a lovely wine-colored silk shantung that makes the most delightful rustling sound when I walk. (Sneak peek above! Excuse the wrinkles please. Lesson learned: shantung is tricky to press!) But I wasn't even midway through that project before I was obsessing about the ones to come.
I think all this scattered-mindedness might be the result of working so long and diligently on just one project. That was great and all, but now I want some instant gratification. And lots of it, please! Preferably, in the form of a whole new wardrobe of office separates.
I'm going with the theory that I just need to get this out of my system, maybe make a few easy blouses and skirts. For instance! Check out this "teen" skirt pattern I just snagged:
Isn't the suspender version on the left incredible? Can't you just see it in something black and stretchy? Maybe paired with a bow-tied blouse? Don't try to convince me that a 30-year-old woman shouldn't be wearing suspender skirts that were marketed to teenagers sixty years ago. I won't listen!
Also, a lovely reader named Lee Ann sent me this blouse pattern and I'm dying to make it. Don't you love the cowl action?
And another lovely reader, Sarah, sent me this one. (You guys are so sweet to me!) Check out the awesome high-waisted skirt.
Okay, I better stop or I'll be here all day.
But don't think I've forgotten the Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing project! (As you may recall, I took a little break once I reached the half way point.) In truth, I've also been scheming about old VoNBBS quite a bit. I think I've come up with a good way to shake it up . . . details to come!