Sewing projects have been piling up on my idea sheet these past few weeks, and I can't seem to sew fast enough to satisfy my ambitions.
I have had a pattern for a stretch knit summer dress that I've been wanting to make for awhile, and I finally found some fabric that inspired me to give it a go. I decided on a "criss-cross" technique for the front of the dress, and I am SO GLAD that I own a serger. Jersey is a nightmare for me, and, without a serger, I would have never completed this garment. With the serger, the sewing part of this project only took me 20 minutes. Cutting, on the other hand...Grr.
After that project, I started on a dress inspired by this DIY Crop Top tutorial that I found. Now, I don't DO crop tops. Quite frankly, I am perplexed by the concept behind a crop top. As far as I am concerned, my stomach is MY business. Not yours, or anyone else's. So, although I love the idea of using denim scrap for the top, I decided to add a skirt on it and make it a dress.
Everything started off beautifully. I measured my little heart out, added straps that match the lining (denim seams rubbing against my torso skin?? I don't think so.), and started sewing the skirt strips together.
The worst thing about the serger situation is that I have all kinds of creative motivation, and no outlet for it. I actually did some cross stitch this week (BORING), and started a crochet project (IN THE SUMMER?), but all I want to do is finish the crop-top-turned-dress, whip up the faux headboard that has been percolating in my head, and make a seat-back organizer for my new behemoth of an SUV. This machine is really inconveniencing me right now. >:(