So recently Spotlight had Kwik Sew patterns - 3 for the price of 1. I don't really need any patterns as I have plenty but some took my fancy and I'm keen to sew some up.
I have been really liking the waterfall jackets... I have a Butterick pattern (not mentioned yet but brought over from the US with a friend... that's another post though), a New Look cut out and I liked the length of this Kwik Sew one too. I was seduced by Kristy's beautiful version of the jacket on the right. Don't expect to see it fitting me so perfectly but it looks nice and easy and it's a bit different and a bit timeless too.
I was thinking of sailor type pants but when I saw this shorts pattern, I thought I could make them up and see if they suit and I may be able to lengthen the legs and not have to trace out a Burda one. Not sure how KS patterns fit me as I've only made a dress a while ago now. I have these cut out from a leftover piece that was not enough for anything else so I'm glad I could do that. If nothing else I can use the shorts for the beach this summer. The swimsuit and dress, I bought for my sister. She had some physical restrictions and needs some swimwear but I think it will be easier for her to get on and off.... these aren't urgent but needed in the future.
This jacket, is not really waterfall but I liked it as it was shorter. I have it cut out of some black wool crepey type knit that I bought in two pieces at Darn Cheap fabrics in Melbourne earlier in the year, but it was proving to be a waste because I couldn't get anything out of it, but I can get this pattern out of it so I'm so pleased... that'll be made up in the next few days I hope so I can get some use out of it. It's spring here which is normally hot; and it has been warm in the day but the morning is cool and the air con at work is a killer too, so this will be useful.
These are skort and skirt pattern... really just because it was cheap and my niece likes this style so she might get one! I liked the dress too but the only review I read didn't give it a good wrap, and I read it after I bought it... still think it will be a nice dress in linen and I bought some really cheap ($2 per metre) at Darn Cheap too.
These I bought to have on hand and to make some for my niece and sister when I get time. I'll try and get some supplex to make these up. No hurry there either. I just realised I have no new thing to wear to Frocktails this week either... I have a dress cut out so hopefully I'll get some time during the week and on Saturday morning... better get on with it then.