There's no denying that winter is here. Sewing summer dresses is no longer satisfying if I can't wear them now. So, I've officially shifted to winter sewing mode. I quite enjoy winter sewing because there's no way I'd rather spend a cold wintry day than in my sewing room. I probably accomplish a lot more in winter than I do in summer.
I decided to call them sewing ideas as opposed to sewing plans. I guess I'm really focused on my pant sloper now and I don't want to commit to too many projects. Nevertheless, I do have some awesome winter sewing ideas!
First of all, I would like to draft and sew a pair of fitted cigarette pants in a colourful cotton twill, similar to the photo here. I'm in the process of fitting my sloper right now. I'll do a separate post all about it, hopefully soon! (crossing fingers)
I would also like to use my pant sloper to make a pair of dress pants or slacks, perhaps in a beautiful black wool crepe. It would be so awesome to have a nice fitting pair.
I was also thinking of making this dress again in view C or D. I love the way it fits, and I could always use a warm winter dress. I would probably use a wool suiting fabric. Something a bit less bulky than I used last time.
I've wanted to make Vogue 1513 for a while. I even scoured the internet for the perfect fabric. I couldn't find any wool crepe around here. I finally found some fabric I like from England. So now I have to make it!
And, last but not least. I could really use a new sweater dress! I love McCall's 7430 with either the full length or 3/4 length sleeves because it would be so warm and cozy. The only problem is finding the perfect knit. I'll just have to keep searching.
So, there you have it. I feel a bit better having put some of my scattered ideas down. I'm on a roll with pant fitting right now. It's a lot of trial and error but I am learning a lot, and I don't want to get distracted as I sometimes do. Once I'm done with pants, I'll move on to dresses which are always fun.
I'll be back soon...