My version of planning!

Hmmm. I really don’t plan beyond 1 or 2 projects, and I seldom have more than 2 or 3 pieces of fabric in my stash. I tend to sew multiples of a pattern before moving on to new territory, a habit that sometimes leaves me feeling burnt out. When this happens, I invariably start browsing patterns, and I even cruise my own blog for inspiration. It’s amazing how many patterns I’ve made and liked and haven’t repeated in a while.

First up – The Grainline Lark Tee. I decided to try the scoop neckline version. I’ve had the Lark since its release, but I’ve only sewn the crew neck! For this muslin, having a 2-yard rayon jersey remnant, I drafted a dress version as well (just longer and a bit A-line).

Great neckline and the band fits perfectly!

I didn’t really model this, as it was meant to be a nightie. But I did add a belt, and, surprise, rather cute!

Second – I ordered four Big 4 patterns, something I seldom do these days, choosing Indie patterns most of the time. But these will be great!

Found on Etsy
From Something Delightful
From Something Delightful

I’ve sewn all three of the above in the past, but I need a fresh pattern – I’m smaller than I was way back then. Last, a new pattern that I’ve had on my wishlist for ages and just found on Etsy this week! Views A, B, and C have faux wrap skirts, yay!

I have plenty of black jersey to do a muslin, but also ordered fabric for the dress – Girl Charlee’s classic pineapple print knit, used several years ago in a Cali Faye Gardenia dress:

I’ve been watching the blue jays attack a large hawk that’s been terrorizing the neighborhood bird population. It’s high season for mating and nesting in our dense tree canopy here. Unfortunately, he doesn’t even flinch, but I hope Mr. Hawk returns to his usual turf soon.

Bye for now, Coco

8 thoughts on “My version of planning!

  1. Love your work, you’re an excellent seamstress. I also pinned the same picture as you, the pretty pink patterned dress with a fold. I can’t tell you how long I’ve spent looking for a dress pattern with a fold and, same as you, found the Patricia Rose and decided yesterday to go for it!
    And today found your page, thankyou so much for all the pics and helpful ideas!

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  2. Your ‘nightie’ turned dress is beyond “rather cute”. Very attractive. And your Cali Faye is also but I assume since your ordered more of that fabric that is no longer in your rotation.
    We have a pair of barred owls cruising our creek line out back that have everything running scared, including the hawks. Five foot wing span creates a shadow that is rather spooky. They ‘talk’ to each other constantly and have even swooped down on my husband once and our great pyrenees dog. They are fascinating to watch though.

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