So, what am I wanting to make?
Well, one thing is Michelle Obama's dress from the convention. This one:
It's been a while since she wore it, but it captured my imagination. I already have a similar pattern, Vogue 8181.
Now I just need to get the fabric--yep, all that stash but nothing I want to use. What I think I want is a doubleknit, something substantial with heft and a bit of stretch. So I'm web shopping to see what I can come up with.
It's more than likely that my dress will turn out looking different from Michelle O's but that's ok. In fact, I like it! So don't be surprised if the dress is a different color with a different neckline, etc. We'll know where the inspiration came from.
The Prada skirt is still on the horizon, I remain in the thinking stage on this one. I don't want it to be a real complex project, but I think I need to test out a couple of skirt patterns before I cut into the lace. I also think, given Liana's experience, that the lace needs to be hung so it can relax.
Skirts. I live in them, and for me, they're fairly simple projects. I've pulled out several pencil-type skirts to consider. Since they all look similar, I'll hold off on pictures until I've narrowed the choices down.
Tops. Although I like the look of shirts and blouses, mostly I wear knits. It's a good bet that I'll be sewing more of them. Of course, I'll be making this TNT that has been the basis for so many knit tops:
I'd also like to do some more sewing with Loes Hinse patterns, such as the Cowl Top (shown here in the non-cowl view):
And/or the Boatneck Top (shown here in the non boatneck cowl view):
I'm still working out dresses and jackets, so I'll need to post more about them later. I know I'd like to make both, but there are soooo many choices, I really have to narrow them down.