I love bright prints, lively colors, crazy patterns, silky weaves, and soft, gentle drapes. In other words: I love fabric shopping.
Among an array of purchases I made last week was a two yard length of white thermal knit fabric printed in black jolly rogers. Paired with some black fleecy fabric, I made a hoodie! It was all pretty free handed: as I wasn't at home with my usual measuring tools, patterns and drafting paper, I had to make do with a loose fitting tee as a guide. It turned out to be around a size M/L which is probably a good thing, as I need to get better at making different sizes. The pixie hood is fully lined in fleece, and the cuffs are double layered fleece. Complete with a kangaroo pocket!
Today I made a shirt out of red and white polka dotted jersey knit I've had for a few months. A v-necked tee, it has a little lace insert in the neck, and lacing detail on the lower left side. For the lacing I sewed eyelet tape on. This was especially difficult considering I'd lost my zipper foot and couldn't easily sew over the eyelets. But it worked out with a little time, and the result is pretty neat. Heh, looks like it ought to be a Valentine's day shirt. I'm only two months late!
I was just playing around when I drafted this tank top from one my friend has. I tried twice to properly finish the top edge, and then finally gave up and serged the edge. When I got home I screen printed the rose onto it using a screen I had previously made.