This purchase was partially inspired/accelerated by the Party Dress I’m working on. This is my wearable muslin, and you may recognize the bodice fabric from my kitchen curtain project. I love it so much, I couldn’t let the extra go to waste, but the skirt fabric is pretty much a darker shade of the wall color, and, well… that’s why I’ve dubbed this my kitchen camouflage suit.
I want to finish the seams neatly, especially in the “real” version, but particularly in the center and waist seams, french or felled flat seams would add so much weight. Pluuuusssss, I’m in love this Pneuma Tank pattern from Papercut Patterns:
I have dream of ditching my years-old, threadbare gym clothes and stitching up an army of coordinated sports tops and leggings. Those are such small and specific reasons for justifying a major-for-me purchase, but really, I didn’t have to try too hard to convince myself.
To gain my sea-legs and become comfortable sewing knits, I’ve signed up to do Colette’s newest sew-along, the Moneta Dress:
I’m excited! I’m not typically a joiner, and I like to figure out new skills for myself by trial and error (read: the hard way), but I’m trying really hard to cultivate my baby sewing skills with good, solid instruction and let this be a hobby where I think less and do more. Here’s to hoping I’ll be showing off a new favorite knit dress by the end of the month!