All of them! I may be developing an obsession. They’re just what I want to wear right now. It started with me not having enough fabric for a jacket-coat-thingy that I wanted to make. But I did have two yards of soft and silky cotton-silk fabric from Mood. You know the warm softness of cotton? And the slinky cool softness of silk? This fabric has both. Both! I browsed through my patterns and settled on the Sewaholic Alma blouse. I bought it with plans to make a summery view A but this fabric wanted view C.
It looks floppy like that because I haven’t sewn the side seams yet. I realized at the last minute that I didn’t have the right size and color of invisible zipper. And I may have used a blue zipper on the birdcage dress but I am most certainly not using a white one on this cottony-silky gorgeousness!
I figured I may as well make the sleeves in the meantime. The fabric presses pretty well (thank you, cotton!) but man is it slippy-slidey! And delicate. I went all the way down to a 65/9 needle and would go down further if I could. These are my first real cuffs and they are far from perfect.
(I can’t believe I’m showing even part of the wonkiness.)
Honestly, I would really prefer them to be absolutely perfect but I can tell that this fabric will not take kindly to having seams ripped. And even if I recut the sleeves, plackets, and cuffs, who’s to say it won’t be even wonkier? So I’m going to accept the fact that these are actually really decent for not only a first try but a first try on slippery fabric. The next cuffs will surely be better.
Because yes, I want to make more! A real, honest to goodness one. The Sewaholic Granville (view C). I’ve even been hard at work designing a fabric for it. Based on this blurry close up of a flower (I’m changing the color and fiddling around with different possibilities; the point is to have something that doesn’t scream flower).
When I get that done, there are so many more to sew! The Grainline Archer, Deer & Doe Bruyère or Airelle, Sew Chic Ehlen, Thread Theory Camas, this Butterick that I’ve pinned twice for some reason… Do you have any favorites I should also look at?