April 21 – What is next?

Do you jump right from one project into another or is it time for reflection and a break?

I have decided to jump back right into the fire. Here are the fabrics on my table.

Black Pleather, Pale Pink Batiste, Navy and White Lycra

Black Pleather, Pale Pink Batiste, Navy and White Lycra

The picture is crappy, the colors are way off, I need to learn to take my photos in natural light.

First is a Simple Dress, a challenge hosted by Diane from Vintage Zest. She has a Facebook group that I belong to called Stitch Once, Rip Twice. I joined a few months ago, they are a fun group. The deadline is June 15.

Version C, no overlay

Version C, no overlay


Recently a young couple welcomed a baby girl into the world and as soon as I met Little Carly I knew I wanted to make her this dress. I was also able to score 4 yards of vintage pale pink batiste fabric from a local flea market for $2.00. I look forward to not having to create three muslin garments so I can make sure it fits. Just make it and children will wear it, no matter if it doesn’t hug their hips the way they want, they don’t care if the hem of the skirt is a little long, there is no FULL BUST ADJUSTMENTS! This one should be a pleasure.

Next up will be the Bombshell Swimsuit. The Monthly Stitch has announced the May Challenge as Sew Stretchy! Make sure and check out their blog, following their calender will keep you busy all year long.

Blue Version

Blue Version

We have purchased a wonderful Navy Blue with White Polka Dot Lycra from Micheal Levines online fabric store, LowPriceFabric.Com. We will be pairing it with some red lycra on the straps for contrast. I just recently ordered the underwires from SewSassy. They did not have the cup inserts in the size I needed for this challenge but i have managed to find bathing suit cups from Soma, the only site I could find that offered DDD. Not a traditional sewing site but if you are on the curvy side they have amazing bras with sizes to fit most everyone.

Simplicity 1426 is next in line on the cutting table. Can’t make one daughter a swimsuit without the other one chiming in that she wants one too. This one will be a challenge of it’s own. Pleather top, hmmm.

Version A

Version A

I could not find anything locally so I ended up over at JWHouse on Etsy. I had a couple of questions which she answered promptly. The fabric arrived relatively quickly considering that it had to be shipped from China. It was exactly what Stef wanted and we will see how this all sews up. The fabric has very little stretch so it has to be fitting like a glove. This may end up being the hardest project of them all.

What is next on your sewing table?


3 thoughts on “April 21 – What is next?

  1. Din says:

    Great minds think alike! I was just looking at that swimsuit yesterday and I think I want it to be my next project too. I was also looking for cups so I’ll definitely check out Soma.

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