Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Projects and a Review

One of my favorite things right now is the Chalk Cartridge Set put out by Dritz. I've wanted a chalk pencil like this for quite some time. I saw a similar one in a Threads magazine a few years ago, and said to myself I want that. Well, when I was in JoAnns a couple of weeks ago and saw this baby in the Quilting Section, I grabbed it. I tried it out on my outfit this past weekend, and it's a keeper. I'll be adding this to my wonderful collection of chalks (Love Them) that I got from Greenberg & Hammer. What are some of your favorite tools to work with?

As promised, here's a picture of me in the Valentines outfit from this past weekend. You can read my PR review here.

I've been trying to get in the mood for Spring. With that in mind, and today also being Ash Wednesday, I'm thinking about Easter and what I'll be wearing. Normally I pick out a pattern first and work from there. This time I picked the fabric first. I settled on this recent Vera Wang purchase of 2 yards. I'm hoping it's okay for Spring as the colors are a little Fall-ish.

At first I thought about making a skirt with a matching blazer. I settled on Simplicity 4256 for the blazer. It was either yesterday or maybe the day before that I figured with 2 yards, I could make a dress, so I'm now deciding between Simplicity 2658 View B and the dress from Vogue 8491. I'm leaning toward the Simplicity dress, but my decision isn't final yet. What do you think?

The other project I want to start is pants. I've decided to go with a Burda Pattern. The two that I'm looking at are 4-2009-188 and 11-2009-124. I know I'll probably make both, I'm just undecided as to which pair to make first. I'll probably go with 4-2009-118 first because I keep looking at the picture and I also want to make 4-2009-116 from the same issue and I think they'd go well together.

9 comments:

meli88a said...

I have pants on my list of to-do too! Hopefully I get past the muslin phase soon...

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

So I can't believe your husband let you leave in that, b/c I'm sure he was worried all night about the guys checking you out. OMG that dress is awesome. You looked amazing!!

I love both of those pants pattnerns - esp. the wide leg. It looks perfectly wide leg. I'd love to see you make those up. The skinnies are great, too, though. You guys need to stop making me want to subscribe to Burda.

I was also wondering if the Vera fabric is too "fall-y", as I am considering it for a summer wedding dress. The colors are browns and orange, but it has gold in it and the background is light, so I say go for it. I found the actual Vera Wang dress and I think it looks spring/summer appropriate:

http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/sale/item10010318.aspx?cur=USD&source=shopstyle

Susan said...

I think with the right accessories, the fabric will be great for spring. It doesn't always have to be lavenders and yellows. Lol. I like your picks for patterns, too.

Clio said...

Va-va-voom! That's a great dress! I just bought the pattern myself so will be working on it soon.

I'm 100% biased in saying you should go for the Simplicity dress. I've been contemplating making this dress too and would love to see how yours works up. (Totally selfish, I know. But I just love that you are making all the things that I am thinking of making too! LOL)

Simplicity or not, all your projects look great and I can't wait to see them take shape!

Sheila said...

You are singing your heart out... love the dress

Eliana said...

You have so many talents, Andrea! Def, you should be a great singer.
I love the grey cape... do you have a plan for it?

Eugenia said...

I love the look of all those projects you've got planned. Your Valentine's outfit looks amazing!

Mariss said...

Hot mama!!! You're a knockout!

Michelle said...

Your valentine's outfit turned out great! Good luck on the Burda jacket, I have made that one, and really love it!

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