Summer has finally come to a close and it's time to start transitioning from summer to fall and winter sewing. Most of this last summer has been spent sewing items for Stephanie so a lot of the patterns I had originally planned on sewing had to be put on the back burner. Here are a couple of items that I just finished up for her.
Another Tank Top
Another Jumper and this time I made the arm and neck opening a lot smaller and also used bindings on them to keep the fit better. The serged seams on the other two looked good but they did have a tendency to stretch out a bit. Live and learn! She loves all three of them so it's a win win. I have one more yard of this particular fabric left so I'll use it to make her another tank top.
Sooooo.....Yesterday I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and did some fabric shopping for myself. Gearing up for some "Joe" sewing. It was my day off and I went by myself so I was able to take my time. Spent 3 hours just browsing. It felt great and I was able to find some really nice fabric.
I bought 3 1/4 yards of this cotton shirting fabric. I love the blue and the light green stripes. It has a little bit of seersuker ripple to it.
I also bought 3 1/4 yards of the same fabric in a peach and tan stripe. These two will make a couple of really nice shirts.
Next I did something I have never done before. I purchases a whole uncut bolt. I ran into the perfect 100% cotton bottom weight khaki fabric. Since I had a couple pairs of khaki pants I needed to make this was perfect and if I had some left over for shorts for next spring that's all the better. I also had a 50% off coupon which made the deal even sweeter.
Both shirting fabrics are going to blend really nice with the khaki. I can't wait to start on them!
So let the fall sewing begin...
Until next time....Happy Sewing! Seam Ripper Joe