Selfish Sewing Week starts today! Do you have a plan? What are sewing for YOU?! I’m at that slightly awkward point in pregnancy where you don’t really look pregnant, but nothing fits anymore. I’ve been using the rubberband-around-the-button-and-through-the-buttonhole trick to fasten my jeans, but honestly, I’d rather just hang out in yoga pants and a t-shirt. I am leaving for Quilt Market in four weeks, though, and I can’t go looking like I should be heading to the gym, right? I’m hoping to use the motivation from Selfish Sewing Week to make a couple of cute things that will look stylish and still be comfy.I ran across Sue’s version of Our Favorite Top from Tessuti on her blog, Quilt, Sew, Sew Sue, last week, and fell in love! The pattern is free, so I grabbed it right away and dug through my stash until I found this cotton candy pink stretch cotton jersey. I’m hoping to make it a few inches longer so that it’ll fit more like a tunic, but I’ll have to see how far I can stretch the fabric that I have on hand.Once I’d decided on my first project, I went hunting on Pinterest for other ideas and ran across the Leopard-Print Lola Dress at Ginger Makes. The pattern is from Victory Patterns. I love that it’s really a long sweatshirt with character! (Look at those great pockets!) Once again, I went to my stash and found this cute stretch french terry. (I thought I might ask you if you thought it was too “young” a fabric for 40-something me, but then I decided that I really didn’t want to hear that it might be! So . . . if it is, just don’t tell me. K? I just bought the cutest pink flats that are going to match it perfectly.)
So, that’s my plan for this week. Are you joining in? What are you sewing? Be sure to pop over to imagine gnats to find out how you can share and see what everyone else is up to! I’ll be back later this week to show off my progress.