Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Sewing Gets Underway

In addition to the other knit dress project, I have several things lined up to sew for the Princess. We recently received the spring/summer issues of My Image and Young Image. The Princess had a grand time thumbing through Young Image and making her first pick for Mom to make. She chose Y1110, the dungarees:
Weird, I always thought of dungarees as jeans, and I'd call this a romper, but okay. It's a one-piece shorts romper with shoulder ties, a front yoke, an elasticized waistband, front pockets and gathered leg bands. Wouldn't you know the Princess would choose an outfit with 15 pattern pieces to trace- 17 pieces if you count the shoulder straps and leg bands which you're just given measurements for. And she wants it made up in plaid! Just like the model.

Luckily, the tracing isn't so bad:

How is that for an orderly tracing sheet? I can only hope the adult patterns in My Image are as easy.

I pulled out a pretty plaid seersucker from stash and the Princess gave it the thumbs up. I figure the seersucker will be cool and comfortable once the weather heats up. We'll just have to wait and see how I do with the plaid matching. I have the pattern all traced and seam allowances added. Now that I'm working regular hours again, I hope to at least get this cut out one evening this week.
I also hope to get back to work on Nan's Garden, which has been sadly neglected this past month while I've been working nights.
Has anybody else out there tried My Image or Young Image? Any thoughts or tips to share?


Ruth said...

I was really, really tempted by the Young Image magazine, but I decided I already have so many cute Ottobre patterns that I haven't sewn I resisted the temptation. However, I did buy the women's issue, and I've made one thing (a simple shrug...doesn't really count, lol). I think these magazines have potential. I'll be watching to see how the romper comes out. It's a cute pattern.

Shannon said...

Very cute! I think the plaid will be perfect....