Now on to my plans. First up is a pattern that I had (my mom may have sent it, but I dont' remember) that is seriously simple.
This is a crepe backed silk in my favorite color of green. I'm making view B. It's not going to be super warm, but it's long sleeve and will look good under a coat.
Next we have pants. Super swank and awesome tailored to my big booty pants.
I'm in love with this fabric. It was $7/yd on clearance so that made it $3.50. It's a poly/wool blend. It's really soft and doesn't feel "artificial" like some poly's I've felt. I love the blue stripe. The original plan was pants and a jacket, but I just don't feel like any of my jacket pattern "go with" this fabric. I bought the rest of the bolt (5yds 17 inches) so I will have lots to work with.
I didn't forget about Alex in my planning. I'm going to make him a vest.
Lastly, this isn't new just something from last year that I've been staring at all summer.
Simplicity 2526 till I realized that it would look oddly out of place with Alex's everyday wear of jeans and long sleeve t-shirts. He's more of a kick and tumble kind of kid and since we don't church like we should he has no occasion to dress up.
Anyway, now I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. There is a winter-ish dress I'm thinking about and a couple of tops. I was surprised that jackets take more material than a dress, but when I think about it I guess it makes sense.
I have no idea in what order I'm going to attempt these things. I'm slightly scared of the pants since they require a bunch of measurements, but I've been scared before and things have worked out fine. The other two should be a quick-ish sew. Off to the tracing board!