- A ruffle skirt and set of bloomers for my toddler (done--will post pictures when I get a chance).
- The HotPatterns Cote D'Azur dress (I made the top version of this a few years ago, but pulled the pattern back out because I wanted a dress version. This is in progress, will be done in a few days.)
HotPatterns Cote D'Azur
- A Sally Romper by Green Bee patterns:
Sally dress and romper by Green Bee
- A denim skirt (probably via the Cake Hummingbird skirt)
- Another Mimosa blouse.
Alder Shirtdress by Grainline studios
This dress and the Colette Myrtle are really the "in" dresses in the online sewing community right now, aren't they?
|Grainline Alder shirtdress|
Catalina dress by Blank Slate Patterns
Melly at Blank Slate has been releasing an increasing number of women's patterns (to supplement her awesome children's line) in recent months. I haven't bought this one yet, but it looks pretty much like my idea of a perfect maxi-dress.
|Blank Slate Catalina dress|
- Shoulder and bra strap coverage
- Shaping via elastic/drawstring waist
- Easy-but-non-baggy fit
I blogged about this one a while back, and it still hasn't fallen off my radar.
|Comino Top and Dress by Kitschy Coo|
Hawthorn by Colette Patterns
I know that I'm one of the last sewists on the internet who hasn't made up the Colette Hawthorn dress, but I still really want to make this. I want to make it so badly that I've purchased four yards of a really lovely, drapey charcoal chambray to use for my "good" version once I get whatever fitting issues ironed out via muslin.
|Hawthorn by Colette Patterns|
Myrtle by Colette Patterns
The Colette Myrtle is the other big dress pattern of the moment.
|Myrtle by Colette Patterns|
I don't see any way that I'll have time to sew up all five of these before the weather starts cooling off, but I'd like to make at least 2 or 3 of them (if not 3 or 4). Have any of you made any of these patterns up yet? What did you think of it? Or are there any of these that you're really dying to see made up on a curvy, plus sized body?
A final note about the internet being the internet
Thank you for all of your heartfelt comments on my post from last week about random negative comments, body image, and taking things personally. It's frustrating that to share how a garment looks on a curvy or plus sized body with fellow sewists, you essentially open yourself up to negative comments, whether intentional or not. And yeah, you can "grow a thicker skin", but when someone hits upon something that you're already self-conscious about, that's hard. And besides, you're not the one with the problem; the commenter is.