Somehow, I did a lot of sewing in October. Part of it is that I used the yellow sweater fabric I ordered during the summer to make a number of items last weekend, and I was able to sew Monday night, which almost never happens.
First up: A yellow sweater. I've used this pattern for long sleeved, short sleeved, fluffy sleeved and other assorted tees. It just seemed right for a sweater.
Next: Sleeveless a-line dress. Silly thing to make from sweater fabric, right?
Not when you put a little sweater jacket over it!And the little sweater jacket is dandy over a sweater cami, too. Boy, do I look cranky. I should never have my picture taken at midnight.
Earlier in October, while gazing up at my...umm...collection of fabric, I noticed this fabric. It's like a lightweight, ribbed sweater knit. It's lighter than this picture.
It made a perfect square necked a-line dress. This shows the color well.
I also used it for a cowl necked top, from a new pattern I bought, V9771. I'm not wild about this pattern for myself. It has big shoulders on it. I actually ended up lowering the shoulder seam by about 3/4" in order to make it look like I hadn't just ripped the pads out of a football jersey. I'll stick with some other patterns I've used in similar style.
And this was an off-shoulder, half length sleeve top. The sleeves are only half length because I ran out of fabric. And here you can see me trying out my remote camera activator thingy. It makes the position of my arm look weird. Le Sigh.
Other miscellany" I bought a crystal pleated black fabric, and paired it with the 1/2 yard of the black summer weight fabric I had used for the a-line dress and jacket in August or September. Now I have another dress that the jacket will match. I love when that happens!
And another version of the V1250, in my "floral camoflage" nylon knit. Sadly, I can't wear it for 6 months. But I'm happy to know it's waiting in my closet with the other two V1250s.
I also bought these fabrics for next spring's sewing. I know I didn't need them, but the aqua at the far left was 5 yards for $2.50, and the others were $2 per yard. They all needed adoption. They can spend the winter dreaming of what wonderful things they will become next summer!
This weekend's sewing involves altering a bunch of shirts for my dearly beloved, followed by some maroon sweater fabric becoming warm clothes! Next week likely involves maroon velour, maybe a little gift sewing, and the hope that Thanksgiving dress inspiration will strike!