To Do Tuesday August 9


Welcome to To Do Tuesday August 9 hosted by Christine over at Stitch All the Things!

Mid-week, I rearranged my list a little bit again, but all I did this time was change back to making a bodice sloper for August instead of Hat & Mask Making.  In addition, I added a large project to my list, and I fully expect it to take two weeks.

1.  Union St Tee (size down and use a FBA)
2.  Sunkissed Tee from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop (dark teal c/l knit)
3.  TSNEM:  August – Make & Use a Bodice Sloper
4.  LARP:  Short Sleeve Underdress
5.  Pattern Test: Capsule Wardrobe

I was able to get a bunch of work done last week, and as a result, I have several things finished or ready for updates.

1.  Union St Tee (size down and use a FBA)

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I was actually able to finish two Union St Tees, and I think I have found my new favorite, go-to t-shirt!  I have only made the v-neck option, and now I have four versions of it.  It is comfortable and still a nice enough t-type shirt that it can be worn to work.  I decided not to do the size-down/FBA option with these versions, and I am happy I didn’t because they fit great!  I think the first were just fluke fabric weirdness.

The Union St Tee is a quick project, and it has been a fabulous way to use up some of my stashed knits.  I am on a self-imposed fabric buying moratorium until I can reduce my stash and make the “pending” projects I have stored.

2.  Sunkissed Tee from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop (dark teal c/l knit)

I did not get this shirt made mostly because I ran out of time, but also because I accepted a large testing opportunity and it has taken my focus.

3.  TSNEM:  August – Make & Use a Bodice Sloper

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Reagan and I ran across this picture, and she thinks it is absolutely adorable and wants one for herself.  The lady who made the dress drafted the bodice herself and added a circle skirt.  That is is what I decided to do, as well.  I think it fits perfectly with my TSNEM project.  I made the sloper this weekend, and I followed the instructions very very carefully; however, the muslin I made fits very poorly, so we are starting over at least part way and trying again.

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You can see on the pattern where I marked the changes that need to be made – dropping the dart, fixing the arm scye, and adjusting the neckline.  I am actually going to drop the dart more than I marked it on the pattern, so we will see how the next one turns out.  Once we get the bodice fitting correctly, I will draft and add the circle skirt.

4.  LARP:  Short Sleeve Underdress

I didn’t make any progress on this project, either, and to tell you the truth, I’m kind of over it.  Life is so busy right now, I am not sure that I even care whether or not I have a short sleeve shirt to wear.

5. Pattern Test: Capsule Wardrobe

I agreed to test a capsule wardrobe using five patterns from a designer.  It is a children’s pattern, so I am adjusting them a little and making Reagan a capsule wardrobe.  She looked at all the patterns available to use, and chose to make three different versions of the skirt pattern, one jacket, and a couple tops.

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Her chosen color palette is gray, white, yellow, and black.  I am having so much fun putting them together for her, I can’t wait to see the wardrobe finished!  The really nice thing about this project is she is getting some great new school clothes, and the colors she chose go well with a lot of stuff she already has in her closet.  Double win for us!

Finally . . .

One last thing I have added to my list for the week, but I haven’t started making are two costumes for the local Opera House’s production of the Little Mermaid.  The costumes I am making are both for Ariel – one is for the transformation when Ursula transforms her into a human, and the second one is for the scene right after that on the beach.

I need to make a cheese-cloth type of tail for the body-double Ariel to kick off during the transformation.  I am going to use a post from Falafel and the Bee as a guide for Ariel’s sail dress.  This is a great stash-buster for me because I have a huge amount of yardage that will be perfect for it.  I have tons (like probably 50+ yards) of white organza left over from Emma’s wedding that will be perfect for the tail that gets kicked off.

My list for next week:

1.  Sunkissed Tee from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop
2.  TSNEM:  August – Bodice Sloper (remeasure and adjust pattern accordingly)
3.  Pattern Test: Capsule Wardrobe (finish capsule wardrobe)
4.  Little Mermaid Costumes (sketch and mock-up both costumes)
5.  LARP:  Short Sleeve Underdress (get it made and off my list)

4 thoughts on “To Do Tuesday August 9

  1. You sure have been busy with garments! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Ariel. Sounds so creative!

    1. Thank you! I love sewing garments! I am finding, though, that I really like quilt making, but I really need to learn some patience.

  2. Wow, I really love those t-shirts! I have one v-neck that I have worn thin, but it’s the only v-neck I like that fits me well. These look really similar to it. I will get this pattern and try to find some good knits to make them with.

    You’ve got quite a list of things to get done this week, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Ariel’s tail. Love the idea by Falafel and the Bee for the beach “dress”. That will be awesome! Have a great week!1

    1. Thank you! It really has become my go-to shirt, and I prefer v-necks. The instructions for sewing the v-neck band are fabulous (this is the first v-neck pattern I’ve made)! I made one out of some looser knit, but have found that the thicker cotton/lycra is working and fitting the best. The pattern does have a crew neck version, as well, but I haven’t made it yet.

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