Well, just over a month past the new year and I've already broken one of my resolutions which was not to buy any new fabric (unless it was men's or boy's wear fabric). I didn't buy any new patterns but alas, I couldn't resist the fabric.
This mint is a t-shirt knit that I plan on making a hoodie with. I'm taking the Sewing with Knits class on Craftsy and I didn't really have any knits to sew with. So, that's how I'm justifying this purchase. It is very light weight and will work well during the spring and summer. It is such a luscious color that I just couldn't resist and since I'm wanting to have more color in my wardrobe, I caved and bought it. I'm hoping to have enough for a t-shirt and a hoodie but we will see.
This fabric is a drapey and silky woven that I think will be great for Vogue 8669. It is a Very Easy Vogue pattern that I can wear to work or on the weekends with jeans. I'm very picky about patterned fabric because I really don't feel I look good in them. I usually end up buying solids as that's what I feel most comfortable in. But, I fell in love with this fabric and it's a huge step for me.
So, needless to say, I've added two more items onto my growing list of project for the year. But, I'm determined to fit more sewing into my schedule. Both my hubby and my son need my skills. My husband's wardrobe is deplorable since he is never able to find much that fits. It's mostly too big and he drowns in it and I hate dressing my son in the cheap junk that I find in department stores. It's all littered with cartoon characters or pictures of cars and trucks. I'd like to see him in different clothing - something with a little style. So, you can see that I will be making most of their clothes. That's easy enough as men and boys have far fewer curves to deal with than us women.