Vogue 2896: I envision this jacket in a silk dupioni. I reviewed my stash and of course I have silk dupioni. Um... like four different colors to choose from.
Vogue 8353: Cute! I would choose a solid or small-print fabric though.
Vogue 8326: I bought this one for the ruching of the bodice, not the sleeves. Those sleeves are a bit too dramatic for me.
Simplicity 4193: I like the halter top as a top or dress and I also like the skirt.
Simplicity 3956: This one looked very familiar to me in the store and I thought I might already own it, but I couldn't find it in my sewing room. And I'm sure there's a Burda WOF pattern close to it, but for $1, why not?
Simplicity 3918: This top is a pretty common style right now and might very well be in my Burda WOF issues, but again...$1.
Simplicity 3893: Hmmm, there's a theme of floaty-summertime tops here. This one can also be done in a knit.
Simplicity 3867: Yet another floaty top. This pattern has been featured a lot lately. It's on the cover of the new Threads publication Sew Stylish, and a number of people on patternreview and in the sewing-blog world are expressing interest in making it. And not a bad deal to get patterns for a dress, top, shorts, jacket and handbag for a buck. Woohoo!
Now if only the sewing fairy would come and block off a lot of quiet, uninterrupted sewing time for me. When I'm not working (or blogging or reading blogs) I'm knitting. I've been knitting-crazed for a while now. And this weekend is Stitches! I've been looking forward to this weekend for months! So the sewing will have to wait a bit.
And just in case you're wondering what happened to the Burda jacket pattern, well it's stalled. I've been too busy knitting. But at the rate I sew, the jacket will be done for fall and I'll have to hope that floaty-summertime tops are still in style next summer. I never did finish my tiered skirt I started last summer out of my Paris fabric and now I read that tiered skirts are so last year. I still want to finish it and I'll wear it to work anyway because (most of) the people I work with are so unfashionable they won't notice. Casual-Friday is every day and you don't want to see what they wear on Friday. There's one administrative assistant I occasionally see who is very into style and clothing. I passed by her one morning in my faux shearling coat (bought from Macy's) and she complimented me on it. I'd better not wear my tiered skirt around her - she might inform me how it's so last year.