Another New Year's Resolution I've made is to get back to my sewing and make the various projects I've been planning over the last few months.
In November I made a blouse using Simplicty's Amazing Fit 2151
The fabric I used had been in my stash for more than 20 years so it was definitely time to make something out of it. Anyway, here is the result:
I'm sure it's a bit too bright and flowery for many people's tastes, but at least I used the fabric and it looks quite nice worn with black trousers. Anyway, I like bright, cheerful colours!
I also bought another Amazing Fit pattern - 2058 and hope to make a few skirts using it.
Two new Simplicity patterns also caught my eye. Well, to be honest, I like a lot more of them than that but can't afford more than two at the moment. The two dress patterns I've ordered are http://www.simplicity.com/p-6746-misses-plus-size-amazing-fit-dresses.aspx
I'm not sure which views yet but the fabrics I have in mind are two I bought about 10 days ago from a my favourite fabric shop in the Mahmutpasa area near the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul which is full of beautiful fabrics.
Both fabrics are crepe but I don't know exactly what they are made of. Unfortunately the photos don't do them justice. I think I'll use the second fabric to make the Amazing Fit dress shown in the picture on the pattern envelope. Before I attempt the Runway 1913 dresses, I would prefer to read reviews of this pattern, but I'm more confident about the Amazing Fit dress. I know that most of my readers are more experienced dressmakers than I am so I would appreciate your advice and opinions.