So right now I'm working on a muslin for PANTS! I've got a medium-weight black woven with a little bit of stretch and will be using McCalls 6707:
I chose this pattern because the pants are designed to fit lower (I hate pants at the waist!) and a slim-but-not-too-slim leg. I think the side panels will be a a nice detail, even in black-on-black. So far, the muslin is proving to be less tricky than I feared in fitting and construction.
Afterwards but in no particular order:
I'd like to try to make a black jacket out of the same material as the pants. My first thought was Simplicity 2446, but then I stumbled upon (and really, I had written down the wrong number when looking for a different pattern in the store and found this instead!) New Look 6035 and I like the easiness of the style, a little more casual.
I got this great purple lace last weekend in Boston at Winmil Fabrics, which if you've never been is totally worth a visit next time you are in Boston! I'd like to make a simple a-line skirt, probably using New Look 6053, which I used in making my lace-print slim skirt last week. Do I need that many lace skirts? Hey, lace is so on trend right now, so why not?
I've also got a nice little selection of knits to work with. I've been enjoying making camis and fold-over jersey skirts, both staples in my wardrobe. I'm also trying out a video class on Craftsy.com called Sewing With Knits, which includes patterns and institutions for two types of t-shirts, pullover hoodie, yoga pants and shorts, a-line skirt, and a dress. So far it's been very interesting and I've already picked up some great tips! More on that later.
I'd also like to make a cool, casual summer dress for the soft $1/yard grey ribbed jersey. I'm leaning towards the maxi, because they are just so cool and it's a style I'm just finding my way into.
I've got a bunch of other great fabric finds, like this lightweight purple stripe, perfect for a top or summer dress.
And I know I'll find a pattern for it in my stash:
(Did I mention I have a little problem with buying patterns?)
We'll see how well I stick to my plans or if I get distracted by other projects!