I’m off this week, due to the public schools’ spring break. I feel like I was just on vacation (because I was) so I didn’t have any real plans for this week. Inspired by Carolyn, I’m declaring this week to be a sewcation! I’m hoping to get to three garments, and I’ve already begun a spring maxi dress (above.)
I haven’t seen anyone else tackle this new Simplicity pattern (2219.) So far it’s been lovely to sew, though the corners do require a bit of thought. I’m doing a self-lining, as I do with almost all lined knits. I bought this fabric on ebay, my number one source for nice knit prints. It’s a really nice quality rayon with a bit of a textured appearance. I don’t own any knit maxis, and this is the first of two I’m planning for warm weather. It should be finished today (the skirt bit is not complicated.) What else am I planning?
Butterick 5603 (another new (well, old pattern, new reprint) pattern) in this cotton/linen print. I love the tied shoulders. Here’s hoping it looks ok, since I know I won’t be able to match the print at every seam.
Butterick 5491 in rayon knit print. I used to own a dress with a similar cut, and I wore it until it fell apart. Hopefully I will have enough of the fabric to self-line, because my Joann’s is already sold out of this print! If not I will pick up some cheap, thin knit to line (I dislike tricot, which is what people usually recommend to line a knit.)
So… wish me luck, as I turn my third floor sewing room into my personal sweatshop this week!
20 thoughts on “Sewcation!”
I’m so excited for you. Can’t wait to see what you turn out. What happened to the Lizette dress? Has it been frogged?
Those fabrics are great! I’ll need to check out ebay for knits next time. Have fun on your sewcation!
A week long sewcation – sounds like heaven! Have fun!
Good luck on your projects. I love the Simplicity 2219 – I think you picked a beautiful fabric for it! I almost made it for myself, too, but I was worried I wouldn’t wear it? Crazy! Maybe I should look around for a similarly beautiful print!.
I’m green with envy!
Sewcation! I love it! Hope you have a lovely productive time. And that first photo is just killing me – that fabric is gorgeous!
Where’d you find the blue fabric with the white flowers on it? I simply must have some! 🙂
I bought it at Joann’s last week. It’s in one of their special collections – the one with the nautical/American theme. They have another color of it in their normal linen section. I love it – and it doesn’t wrinkle too badly!
Thanks, I’ll check it out. 🙂 Have a great time on your sewcation!! 🙂
Yeap ~ me too turning green with envy! I have a few days off next week and will have 5 days to sew but nuthin is as good as an entire week! I hope you get all of your projects finished.
I love a maxi dress. How big is the print on the blue fabric? I’m not sure you need to try to match it at all.
oooh! I like all your upcoming projects! Have a fabulous sewcation!
That’s great! Have a fun week.
I would love a sewcation! Oh and the blue and white floral print is gorgeous!
I plan to make the Simplicity 2219 maxi dress for this summer, but I don’t have the fabric yet. I love your fabrics. Have a fun sewcation.
Sounds like fun! That maxi is such a great design, I know it will turn out lovely. Thanks for the ebay tip for knits. Fabric.com just re-stocked a bunch of knits as well.
I envy your week of sewing. So many pretty Spring dresses to sew; so little time.
I am ateempting the same maxi dress though in the shorted length. Will try to sel line just as u are doing. Love all ur dresses and the way u put them together
Had a question about 2219. did u add the interfacing as suggested in the pattern? I did and I think I dont like it. Would love to knwo what you did
I didn’t interface it – I don’t think it’s really necessary on this pattern, since it’s already double layered.