I haven’t lost my sewing mojo yet. I think not having to pack up my machines when I’m done using them might be the trick to continuing to sew.
This week I made a Pocket Skirt (which is a free pattern). A few weeks ago when I was busy and not bloggy I made my first pocket skirt, which I call my homeschool mom skirt. The pockets are large and can accommodate a book, knitting project, and about 42 pinecones. I wear the skirt often and decided to make a new one. My JoAnn is moving so they have great sales on fabric. I found some fabric for 80% off that reminded me of a bridesmaid dress. Clearly I had to buy some. A fancy pocket skirt needed to happen.
I envision wearing this when John and I go out to dinner. I am also just wearing it around the house, because it is so comfortable.
After my skirt success I decided to try a workout tank. I found a free pattern and got to work. In the end, I did not like the fabric (80% off work out fabric from JoAnn). I didn’t like the fit either. It was huge. Instead of adding bias tape to the neck and armholes I said screw it and just serged around them. It is a tank I’m only going to wear when I am out on the trails, so it doesn’t need to be perfect.
I might try the tank again in jersey knit and sizing down.
I have a few things I want to sew next. Audrey wants a new dress and a long skirt. I want a new pocket dress, I’m thinking I might make one out of old sheets. What are you thinking about sewing next?