Thursday, July 21, 2011
Experimenting With A New Idea For Autumn
I have had a lot of people ask me recently if I am planning anything new for Fall and I have to admit I have been thinking about it. Because most of my designs are more warm weather wear I have been thinking about new pieces to add to my collection which could be worn year round. This little jumper was actually inspired by one of my favorite jumpers I had when I was a little girl. I had recently remembered it and thought I should try to duplicate it. So, this morning I sat down at my machine and created this. This is just the first attempt and I can see room for improvement but it's a good beginning. This one has a loose and easy fit and will be perfect with a simple tank, T-shirt, long sleeved T, turtle neck or even a sweet little blouse. Just imagine this with an adorable classic button down blouse with a peter pan collar and a cozy cardy ...perfect for those chilly days ahead. I have to say it's a little challenging getting in the mood for cold weather sewing when right now the temps are soaring into the hundreds. The bib on this one is meant to be low and it has a placket on the side with little buttons for easy on and offs. Now, I just need to come up with a name for it .... any ideas?
BTW .... What do you think of my new dress form? I finally had to retire the little pink wire one because it's just too small. Abby is getting so tall and that dress form is much more of a size 5 so now it is just a treasured addition to my sewing room and a reminder of all those dresses I have made and displayed on it.