I finished up my last pile of items (well, except for the quilt for my grand niece - still needs the borders quilted ... and the top I tossed out before even sewing). Why did I toss it out? Well, because I was lazy and trying to cut corners (no pun intended) and cut out silk chiffon without using tissue paper to stabalize the fabric and it ended up all wonky! I matched up the first seams (the shoulders) and there was about a 6" difference. I put the pattern piece on top of the fabric, and the entire piece was a mess and out of whack.... why bother, into the trash it went. Lesson learned, well, at least for now always use tissue paper when cutting out chiffon.
I cut out the next round of projects:
using some nice white eyelet I cut out Simplicity 2690 View C, (below) but without the modesty panel. The fabric is sheer and requires a cami any way, so no need for a modesty panel. I saw a similar top on my sister's friends this past weekend and really liked the look using eyelet. Dug in my stash and out some eyelet and a pattern.
Next up on the cutting table was a half slip, using some lavender tricot and some nice wide stretch lace for the hem. I recently picked up some really nice stretch lace in pretty colors at FIDM for cheap! The pattern is an old Stretch and Sew. I desperately need some half slips, and plan on making at least a 1/2 dozen or so in a variety of colors and all trimmed in these laces.... ooooo
Then, and this is my favorite, and can't wait to make is Vogue 1247 both the skirt in a nice blue textured Japanese cotton with tiny flowers. (I had to add 8" to this skirt's length. I want it just above the knee, not just below my bum.) And the top using a very light weight white linen.
Items still on the cutting table are some nice double sided lightweight wool to make J. Sterns new trousers. And I may cut out a few more half slips.
These should keep me busy for a week or so.