Finished this project - Simplicity 1882
I started this 2012 but struck a number of issues - inflicted by myself!
Firstly, I was impatient and got the pattern a size smaller than I should have, planning to grade it up.
Then, while I was cutting it out I had someone chatting to me which distracted me and I ended up cutting too small. Fortunately I had enough fabric to re-do the back bodice and add some to the back skirt. It's not perfect even now but it is what it is. I ended up binding some of the seams that were fraying because I didn't overlock them ... you know when you haven't got the right colour on the overlocker and can't be bothered re-threading? Yeah that.
I also finished my coffee sack ottoman - yay!
It's stuffed with 5kgs of fibre fill and a plastic cube made from two plastic crate things that DH dissected and fused together.
I have heaps of projects planned and am trialling mysewingcircle.com as a means to keep track of the patterns I want to use with which fabric from my stash. I have heaps of stash. It really needs to be rationalised... *hangs head in shame*
However! One thing I can't decide is which blouse to make from some navy polka dot cotton I have. So dear readers, what do you think?
This one? View E (the green gingham)
Or this one? A retro bow blouse.
So many patterns and fabric.. so little time.