One of my new clients, Maria, ordered a chevron jersey skirt. I'm making it from a striped fabric, so I needed to create a prototype to figure out how to do it before I started cutting up her lovely Ella Moss fabric. Since it worked, I now have a new skirt for myself!
The fabric is a striped rayon jersey that I bought from Fabric.com a while back because it was a) on sale for $2.39/yard, and b) a interesting color combination for a stripe. It's now out-of-stock so don't fall in love with it!
I had to do some fiddly cutting out and pinning to get the chevron effect at the front and side seams but it was certainly worth the effort. I hope to get a tutorial up for this skirt by next week for those who want to DIY, and I hope to have pictures of Maria's version of the skirt by then, too.
I wrapped up a different kind of project that I started while I was on vacation in Pennsylvania. I did most of it there but needed some tools that I didn't have to finish it up, and I finally found a free hour this weekend. This pocket organizer is long overdue in my sewing room:
I used a large upholstery swatch and some thick plastic wrap that came with something we bought ages ago. I usually love to throw things out, but this plastic looked like it might be useful someday. And now it is! I generally followed a tutorial I found over at IndieTutes. I also think this would be a great project for recycling a crib bumper and the vinyl wrapper that housed it.
Fabric.com had a big sale on ITY and other knit fabrics and I went a little chevron crazy there. I did buy a few not-chevron prints, but as you can see, the chevrons won!
To my clients: let me know if you see something you like for a late summer/ fall top.
The top I worked on this weekend would look fantastic with a chevron print and I've got a couple variations of this top in my head that I hope to produce soon. The top is based on the Simplicity 2580 pattern that I used for a dress a few weeks ago. And it also features one of my new loves: fold over elastic! I'll wax poetic on wonderful stuff another day. And I'll have better photos of the top later, but here's a quickie:
Next week I'll have some lovely client skirts to show and a funky dress I've been working on for Cora! Have a great week!