Alright, Cole's Notes version: I've chosen the Five in Five (the five easy, namely knit, pieces I will make to tide me through work and play over the summer).
The One That's Not a Knit (but is a skirt): NewLook 6843 mashed up with an RTW skirt I own
I'll make it straight and mini - but not too much of either. Fun fact: This is the pattern I used to make the first thing I ever sewed. It took 15 hours.
Fabric: Denim I used on the skinnies I made recently
The Chic Top: Either Maria Denmark 103:
|You can find this in Craftsy Patterns|
Please use your imagination with these photos. It's hard to see past some of the styling...
Note that all Vogue Patterns photos can be found on the website... Individual linking is a luxury of the woman who hasn't worked all day and then written 3/4 of a post that opted to disappear.
The Fabric: My remaining yard of this fantastic Modal:
The Fancy Dress: V1287 by DKNY
Don't worry, it's not so fancy that it isn't made of jersey with hidden elastic shaping at the waistband.
Fabric: Tencel in slate blue
I sure do hope this fabric isn't too sheer...
What you'll notice is that Vogue and DKNY make some very wearable summer dresses, as evidenced by the fact that I'll be making two others:
Le Sac: I've made V1179 twice before and it's terrific with a belt:
Yeah, everyone and her sister's made this cuz it flatters so many shapes.
The fabric: The remainder of this floral, last used on Jalie 2921
The Dancer Dress: V1027
The Fabric: That peacock shade of Modal that I suspect isn't Modal (no pic available, apparently - I'll photograph my stash when I start working with it...)
I have a couple of other pattern ideas up my sleeve but these top the queue.
Today's questions: Which of these do you like best? Have you made any of them and, if so, how do they wear? What summer projects are in your plan?