I bought this book, Sew Serendipity, and luckily for me there are a ton of projects I could see myself not only making, but wearing. Wearing is always the hardest part for me.
The skirt on the front cover is at the top of my list. I even have most of the fabrics already lined up! I plan on making it in a natural and black color pattern, with ticking stripe and natural linen mixed in there somehow. I know it sounds nuts, but it's all based off the most adorable octopus apron I saw last week.
I even own this yellow and gray fabric! I don't think I'll make this coat in this fabric, but I thought it was funny that this print from JoAnn's made it into the book.
I do so love this little ruffly jacket, I think she made it out of silk and linen. I think it would be adorable in vintage fabrics? I have a little vintage apron that would be great as the trim ruffle and color overlay... I might just have to do some fabric shopping this week for the body, which I think would be super cute in a washed out barkcloth, or a heavily textured linen.
Then I also got the latest Ottobre kids magazine in the mail this week, and there is the most perfect little boy's coat pattern (#18, the Naava coat)! Every year I buy each of my kids a coat like this, usually from Janie and Jack or Gap Kids. This year I'm going to make one, if it kills me (and it just might).
They call for fusible fleece as an underlining. I've never used it on a garment before, so it should be fun. The kind of fun that makes me question why I chose sewing as a hobby?
On the last page, they always show a little teaser for the next issue. This time, it's going to be the women's magazine for fall/winter, chockablock with coats and jackets. I love getting Ottobre in the mail, even if I rarely get a chance to sew from them anymore.