When I started the PR contest I was determined to sew from stash. But we all know the temptation of NEW fabrics, right?! :)
I had a free shipping offer (for premium members) from Fabric Mart. I have been looking for *this* green gingham cotton shirting for AGES! Not lime green. Not hunter green. Just a nice spring green. This FM offering was made better by the fact that it's seersucker. Perfect for a casual top!
And then I looked at my other favorite categories - sateen, crepe, challis, ponte, double knit, jerseys and ITY knits. I know I probably missed out on some good knits since that sale just ended but probably all the better for my wallet.
peach crepe, green gingham shirting, 'papaya' jersey knit
berry sateen, grey geometric double knit and army green crepe
M7167 jumpsuit, S2255 shirt, M7350 dress
V9032 pants, B6244 jacket, Burda 4/2015 dress
My spring/summer sewing doesn't appear very cohesive, I know, but I am filling gaps. I have things to go with these things -- and the items I've sewn for the wardrobe contest) -- plus I've filled a few holes with some RTW purchases. And a little splurging too.
J.Crew has never, ever been on my radar because OMG the pricing! But I saw this gingham jacket and just about keeled over from swooning so hard. It was steep, for sure, but I signed up for a credit card (don't worry - I'll pay it off asap! LOL!) for the 15% discount.
It's really, really, lovely!
It's a linen/cotton blend with lots of fun details. The jacket is unlined but the sleeves are faced AND lined. It has an optional drawstring across the back. I thas the fun pop of color in the bias tape and it fits very nicely (save for my bionic biceps).
I have a few things I already envision pairing it with so hopefully it'll be featured as part of some cute outfits soon!
On the cutting table is my TNT skirt, B5760 in this yummmmmmy denim look boucle from Fabric Mart:
Front and back of both shell and lining are constructed. Have to sew side seams on both, sew them together, and hem.
Now, if only spring would come back to the tundra...