I have a few sewing projects on my list of things to sew. Three of them are gifts for my son’s birthday this month. His girlfriend wants me to sew her a bralette. And let’s not forget I want to get back to bra drafting.
In the midst of all that, I’m planning to sew some new clothes for summer.
Thankfully, with all these projects, one project I’m planning for me is really quick and I know turns out well. It’s the hallå patterns’ agnes swing top & dress. It’s quick to cut out and quick to sew.
My last one turned out pretty much perfectly with no adjustments. The armhole was a touch big, so I trimmed a 1/4″ off the shoulder to bring that up and am leaving the rest of this as is. I was thinking I’d make another dress, and a couple of tops.
As it turns out, I cut out three dresses and one top. Here are the fabrics I’m using.
The blue and red floral is a dress, and so is the blue splotchy one. The red splotchy one is an agnes swing top. All of these fabrics were Fabricland finds from my trip to Ontario last year, and they’re all gorgeous cotton Lycras.
I also cut this fabric out as a dress.
For this dress, I have some black cotton Lycra in my stash left over from panty-making. I think I’ll use that for the neck and arm bindings. It will give it a nice color block feel, and a pop of contrasting color. This fabric was another one of my Fabricland finds, but this time at 70% off here at home. I love a great deal like this.
Birthday sewing had to come first though, so although I’ve cut these dresses out, only the top got sewn up so far.
Here’s my first agnes swing top. I’ve been wearing it and it’s so very flattering. I love it.
I did have some fun while finishing this off. I’m using my CoverPro machine. I really do love how neatly it finishes the hems.
Oh, that’s a pretty hem.
I’ll have to do a fashion show with all my dresses and tops in an upcoming post. My husband/photographer is out of town today, so a photo of me in my new top will have to wait. I can say, I’m loving this top!