So I blinked and March was gone, this year feels like it is absolutely flying.
These days I don't have big chunks of dedicated sewing time. I had some great suggestions in the comments about ways to use short periods of time effectively, so that's what I've been trying to do. It's also about changing my own mind set - I've always thought I couldn't achieve much in 5 minutes so I just didn't start. Now I just get suck in and use those few minutes to sew a seam or two, change threads on the machine, get the next step sorted etc. It has given me a little burst of energy and I love seeing what I can achieve at the end of the week.
Today's post is about two such projects. The skirt is the Style Arc Halle skirt. I received it as a free pattern and wasn't sure whether I really liked it or not. Let me say that I now love it! The asymmetric front wrap is lovely and it's not too revealing when you sit down either.
I went up a size and made this as a straight size 14 in a lovely rayon blend double knit from Spotlight. I haven't added any length and really like where it hits on me. The waist isn't as neat as I'd like, so I think I'll probably cut the elastic off and run the sides in a little more but other than that I wouldn't change a thing.
The top is the Tessuti Frankie dress/top. I've been loving the look of the Closet Case Patterns Ebony tee but thought it was close enough to Frankie that I didn't need to buy another pattern. I've made this in a medium with an extra 1 3/4 inches added to the sleeve length and 2 inches added to the top length above the waist. I've used the most amazing fabric, it's modal or bamboo, with a beautiful weight and drape. This is going to become a strong favourite this winter.