Spring Florals: Sewing two projects at once

I’m so ready for summer, or at least for spring! This rayon printed fabric totally puts me in a spring mood, with its splashy coral and hot-pink floral design. Love it!

I saw it and instantly thought ‘summer dress’ with white leather artsy cut-out high heeled sandals- shoes I already own (from my friend’s wedding last year).

Just to be safe – since I didn’t know what pattern I wanted to make, I bought 3 metres. Once I finally decided on Vogue 1161, I realized I would have enough fabric left over to make a skirt too. Since I was so happy with the first version in the border print fabric, I decided to make McCall’s 5803 again.

Both styles are cut out now, and I’m tag-teaming the sewing on both projects at once. It’s pretty efficient so far, plus I’m sewing and serging with white thread on both. I do as much of the pinning as I can before I need to sew, then as much sewing as I can before I have to press, then all of the pressing at once – and repeat until both projects are done! Does anyone else do this too?

Look how cute the silhouette of the bodice is! So flattering and I’ve barely started – hope this turns out as well as I imagine it will look!

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4 Responses to Spring Florals: Sewing two projects at once

  1. sofia March 19, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    Love the bodice! I have the pattern too as you know, and love that it’s looking so cute so far! It’s always nice to see it being made before you yourself make it! Fun fabric too. I think I’m going to do mine out of a sexy red. Thoughts?

  2. Erica March 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    Beautiful fabric! So far, it’s looking great and I’m sure the finished project will be beautiful! I would say I have a similar process to you. I try to get all the pinning completed so I can be done with it, sewing also, and save the pressing for for last. It’s a pain to pin one thing, sew it, press it, and then go back to pinning another part. At least in my opinion. Does this make use lazy? Not sure…

  3. Tasia March 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    Sofia, you should totally make it out of red, totally hot! Or white like we talked about…either way, a solid colour would show off the seam details better.
    Erica, we’re not lazy, we’re efficient! Thanks for commenting and I’ll keep you all updated as I work on the dress and skirt..

  4. jadestar December 15, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    I like to ‘tag-team’ too. What a great expression. I find it is more efficient, and much quicker. Also, I’m less likely to feel lazy about pressing at all the stages when I feel I’m pressing a substancial amount. Oops, did I just admit my occasional laziness ;p