Before I could really start planning my crafting resolutions for 2012, I had to start working on the stash I had accumulated in 2011. I have quite a bit of fabric from planned projects that I never got around to - as well as extra fabric from completed projects. Normally, I only buy the amount requested for each project, but sometimes just from the way I lay out my pieces, I end up with so much extra! This was the case with my summer plaid dress from June. I had quite a bit of the plaid suiting leftover... just enough to make a skirt from a pattern in my stash. I love when I don't have to buy anything new for my sewing projects!
I was hoping to make a new Colette blouse to go along with this, but as part of my stash busting, I refuse to go to the fabric store until I make a dent in some of the fabric on my shelves! I had some navy blue bias tape in my stash, so I used that to finish off the edges. It's hidden to the eye, but I love the way it looks.
Fabric: Leftover plaid suiting
Pattern: Vogue 8640 Just the skirt
Notions: One brown 9" invisible zipper and navy blue bias tape - both from my stash
This pattern was a breeze to make and is going to be perfect for my work wardrobe. A lot of times, I don't feel that my dresses can really be worn into the office, so it's nice to have some 'suit' type items that I made myself.
I think I'll have another garment completed this week, but this one meets the Sew Weekly challenge of 'free for all' (aka, make whatever you want!).