Yesterday was the last day of the HotPatterns 2020 Secret PJ Club Sewalong. I started the day with two Unfinished Objects (UFOs) and ended the day with the same two, so I think the nine completed garments above have the be the official total.
I made two pairs of pants, Miracle Pants at Bermuda shorts length and Marrakesh pants cut from a pair I made years ago.
One of my UFOs is the Deauville pants at Capri length. They have pockets, and don’t require stretch.
I am making them from Rag & Bone stretch denim, because I used that for the Miracle Pants and I love it. If the Deauville pants turn out well, I will make them in dark blue twill, too, even though they are supposed to be made in a lightweight, drapey fabric.
I also have some chambray, which could be a better choice for the additional pair.
I made four knit tops. Three were the Shirt Tail Tee, an extremely easy and wearable pattern.
I sewed up those three in the Art Nouveau designs from Spoonflower.
The nasturtium print in the middle is not yet cut.
I made the fourth knit top with the FourSquare Tee pattern, again in a Spoonflower jersey.
Here it is with the Marrakesh pants. Could make the nasturtium print into another of these.
I made two woven tops, both from the Slouchy T-shirt Blouse pattern. I have a third of those in my UFOs, and it is not going that well.
This one is a bit dumpy looking and the neckband is a bit wonky — it’s supposed to be made from ribbing or plain knit.
Here’s the other, in a Liberty silk/cotton voile. Lovely. Still a bit dumpy, though. Maybe “slouchy” implies dumpy. I wore this yesterday under a linen camp shirt and it was completely comfortable. I don’t wear sleeveless tops without a third layer, anyway, so I can get away with poor execution on those.
I made a third layer, too: the Delano jacket in a deep burgundy mohair. It gave me a lot of trouble. It’s shown here over one of the Shirt-tail Tees.
I have more fabric in my spring collection of fabrics — the nasturtium print mentioned above, plus twill in three solids: coral, mosaic blue, and Biscay green.
I intended to makea couple of Slouchy Skirts, also a HotPatterns pattern, and I suppose I still will. I’m not likely to wear a skirt at home during the quarantine, so I guess I might make more cropped pants instead.
See the narrow solid color stripes? Those are the twills.
In any case, I think this has been a successful spring capsule. The support of the sew along group is probably the main reason I got so much done.
I’m going to sew again today — maybe I can complete at least one of the UFOs — but I am ready to get back to knitting.
I also have Zoom Sunday School today, Zoom family game night, and maybe the Virtual Gathering at church, though I think I will be in family game night too late to attend that.