WowWee! Eight Archers. Eight Butterick See&Sew 5076 skirts. Sixteen separate garments to mix and match. My closet is happier for it. I hope I haven't bored you too much. I tried to push through as quickly as I could, photographing in between torrential downpours. I think we're having record rainfall this year. No joke.
The last 'uniform' in my series is another sleeveless Archer. I made the same changes I did on my previous version, narrowing the shoulders by two inches and tapering the side seams from the under arm out towards the hip. Now that we're finally having warmer weather, I wish I would have made a couple more sleeveless Archers. And, I probably will. Just not right now.
Right now, I've turned my focus to summer dresses and planning my sewing projects for PARIS. Naturally, I want to sew ALL THE THINGS to take with me and wear while I'm there. In reality, I'll be lucky to finish the short list of projects I narrowed down. Thank goodness I have a pile of blouses and skirts to fill in the gaps! ;-D
It's difficult to see in the photos, but this skirt is sewn using a white embroidered cotton. I picked it up at my local Joann after realizing how badly I wanted a white skirt and that I had zero appropriate fabric in my stash. There are large scale flowers embroidered on the fabric. It is lightweight and a little bit translucent, so I lined it with a white cotton/rayon blend.
I don't have anything left to say, at least nothing I haven't said before. Getting through these projects has given me a huge sense of accomplishment and a lot of confidence in my sewing, and I feel like I'm making real progress on my goal of a completely me-made wardrobe.
1. Eight Days a Week
2. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
3. The Illusionist
5. A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock'n'Roll
6. An Extra Fifty Cents
7. Sun's Out, Guns Out