Today is the first day of spring, but we're still up to our necks in snow, so I'm dreaming of some hot, hot, hot weather in a tropical carribbean location. We have less than 3 weeks until our vacation to the Mayan Riviera, and I have lots to do!
My first task will be to make some well-fitting bottoms to go with this tankini top I made in college for our activewear class. I made a pair of bottoms, but they're all kinds of horrible. Bottoms need to be perfected by trial and error, and I'm expecting these to take at least 2-3 tries to get right. We'll see if the Kwik-Sew gods are smiling on me...
Once those bottoms get perfected, I'm going to assembly-line manufacture 6 pairs of bottoms. 2 flame, 2 blue stripe, and 2 blue floral. And if all goes well, I'll have 2 matching halter tops in blue. And if I can't manage to get that many bathing suits made, my bare minimum is to get 1 or 2 flame bottoms to complete my tankini. The blue stuff will just be gravy.
This should be a quick task. These are my orange camoflauge cargo capris that have been lying half-done since the beginning of August. I can probably finish these in about 2 hours, so I figure now is a good time to get them done and out of the way. Isn't that fabric amazing? It's been in my stash for years. I love me some camoflauge!
My other bare minimum item is this reversible knit dress I dreamed up (literally, day-dreaming in the early morning hours). This dress is fully lined, so I just thought about how to make it reversible! That's 2 dresses in one! I'll be good for the rest of the year with this one. That black/pink print is what I used for Anita's top last March, and I loved it so much, I had to go back to Fabricland and rescue it from the bargain bin and take it home with me. I can't wait to see what it looks like!
I'm going upstairs to sew this afternoon, so wish me luck!