All from the same piece of fabric. Last November, I went fabric shopping in Philly with GMarie and my daughter. One of the pieces I got was a very pale pink knit, suitable for summer. So, winter being upon us at that time, the knit got set aside. It turned out I bought 5 yards of it. That's because the clerk at JoMar was very strange. With the first piece I handed him to cut, I asked for 3 yards, and he said, "No." Then repeated myself, and he kept saying "No." After the third refusal, I asked why he wouldn't sell me this fabric, and he said, "Because there's not 3 yards there." Well, you could have told me sooner, doofus! So thereafter, I just told him to give me whatever was left of the fabrics I selected. And so I ended up with a bit over 5 yards.
First up was a practice dress for the McCalls 6462 I bought earlier this year. I want it in a pink stripe, but I wanted to try it first in something I have in plentitude.
I like it well enough, but I need to tighten the sleeve substitutes, because they just slide down. I also feel that it needs shoulder straps to make it more stable. Last, since it's designed for knit fabrics, I don't understand the need for a zipper. It just goes over the head without it. So at least I know what I'll change when I make it from the pink stripe.
Next up was a V1250, the darling of the sewing world last summer. It's still freakin' adorable.
Then a princess seamed summer dress. Fluffy and fun.
These were my projects in late May and June; there's more on the drawing board, but we'll see how life goes. Hope you all had a great weekend, and are staying out of the blistering heat covering the country right now.