I'm thinking the "success" of shorts is all about where they hit on the leg and I think the SA shorts were too long for me. It's the reason I don't wear capris - they look terrible on me. Crops are okay (IMO that means closer to ankle length than mid-calf)...
I got these roll-cuff bermuda shorts from LOFT and they are AWESOME! I had to stop myself from buying a handful!
In April I sewed:
- Kwik Sew 4169 dress in a floral ITY
- Burda 6/2012 #129 dress in navy/white gingham cotton
- Burda 4/2017 #207 dress in black/white striped jersey
- McCall's 6654 skirt in printed double knit
- Burda 10/2015 #109 in the Thakoon sweatshirt fabric with a hint of pleather
- McCall's 7577 jumpsuit in a print blouseweight woven
- Vogue 1051 dress in print blouseweight woven
Favorites: I have worn the McCall's skirt twice since making it just over 2 weeks ago. I love it! I am SUPER into the weird Vogue dress!
Fail: While the ruched dress didn't work out for me, I don't think it's fully a fail. I will be 'stealing' that scoop neck because it was made for me! (and yes, I've tried to like this on me but NOPE. But that's okay!! I don't get too bummed about sewing projects gone bad.)
Accomplishments: Knocking off the J.Crew dress! It makes me smile whenever I look at and I just can't wait for summer days! Also, working with the Thakoon print and pleather. I wanted to imitate the original RTW top but it was so hard for me to do weird things with the flowers :)
I am just over halfway through my Fabric budget! Oops! March was rough! LOL! This month, I bought a couple of staples; a ton of black suiting (it's so nice!), plus a couple of other cuts of suiting, and took my chances on a bundle. It's an okay selection of fabric.
Planning to make overalls; I also bought a 4 yard cut of denim from SR Harris. Now, all of this is stash fabric. Sigh. That wasn't my intent.
For May, I have 3 must haves and then I'll get started on Dress-a-Palooza!
- Birkin flares in a light-to-mid wash denim
- Nettie bodysuit in a teal textured knit
- Swing tees (comparing a Butterick to the Dixie DIY concert tee)
I love dresses. I always have. We barely have warm weather and I am seriously side-eyeing all of my beloved V9032 pants. My slim ankle-length pants are okay but everything else feels like too much.
So I have a plan to make All.The.Dresses! Okay so this is a pretty exhaustive list and if I don't get to them all, I don't get to them all. And there's no specific timeline, just things I want (*which is subject to change at a moment's notice!)
I've always liked this pattern. I'd like to copy the pattern here!
New Look 6067
Not a dress but this skirt is so chic and stylish. I will be making this one for sure.
Vogue 1051 as a skirt. That is happening. For sure.
I've wanted this since it came out. And I snagged the paper pattern when someone was selling off stash. I have a beautiful floral rayon challis for it.
Okay so Vogue's photo leaves much to be desired. But there are a couple of seriously awesome versions of this one out there. If you leave off the crazy shoulder pads and not use a crazy print...it's a VERY 'effortlessly chic' dress!
Hey June Charleston
So I'm by and large a Big4/Burda fan and not much from Indie designers entice me...but I really like this dress!! It has 2 skirt options and several sleeve options...but I think I like this view and sleeveless best. It's in the 'play' category as I plan to make it more bodycon in fit but it can obviously be a work dress too! And I may make it with sleeves for work!
I have no place to wear this. I don't care! I want to make it.
Well that's it for this epic post of epicness. :-D