This week, I decided to tackle some projects that I’ve been wanting to work on for awhile, but were put aside because something new caught my eye. Up first, Ellie & Mac’s Off-Shoulder Romper. For this project, I had decided on a French Terry from So Sew English, but discovered after starting cutting that it had very limited stretch (and wasn’t going to work with this pattern). So I searched my stash and decided to brave it and cut into my Serenity Stretch French Terry from Jumping June Textiles. This was a splurge purchase, but I couldn’t resist it – I just loved the print and colors.
So, for the good news on this project… I eeked out this design with only 1 yard of fabric (I did have to use a solid for the pocket lining)! The bad news? I accidentally cut out several pieces upside down as this is a directional print. I’m hoping that it won’t be too obvious, this is a pretty busy print and I’m hoping it’ll just blend it. I’m just telling myself that it happens in ready to wear and not to pay too much attention to it.
I’ve started stitching this one up, but hope to have it finished in time for the weekend. I’ve got to take advantage of these warm days!