Easter Bargins and Sewing Plans

I haven't had much to post over the last few weeks. I've been busy with organising events for my daughter's kinder and my son's first birthday. Then it was Easter/end of term craziness.

When we were up at my In-Laws, I managed to duck into Spotlight and take advantage of their Easter sale. I picked up these three fabrics.

I purchase 1.5 m of the first fabric for $7.80 a metre ($11.70 total), and I got 2 metres of the other two for only $1.80 a metre ($3.60 total each). The first fabric is a cute navy cotton voile, I have plans for this to become a slip dress with a scallop edge. Number 2 is a polyester knit that is destined to be a wrap dress. And number 3 is a polyester jersey for a maxi skirt.

The slip dress pattern I'm going to use is this free pattern I found a while ago on BurdaStyle. I've made a couple of times with a few variations, and it fits me like a dream. I need to figure out how to adjust the sleeve pattern to remove the gathered puff on the top. I think the puff sleeve will be too much on top of the scallop edges as well. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to do a scalloped hem, neckline or sleeves, all of the above or a combination of those three.

The wrap dress pattern is one that I traced off a dress that I loved and I made a version last year in a dark pink polyester jersey. This time, I'll make it with long sleeves and without the frill.

And lastly the jersey maxi skirt I'll make following this tutorial by MadMim. This fabric is quite thin, so I might need to use two layers on the skirt and a bit of elastic in the waist band to help support the weight of the skirt.



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