Summertime is a good time to sew up some items on my wish list...like some clothing for myself. I recently stitched up a beautiful blouse from a pattern I've used before (McCall's 7360), but I changed it. I added ruffles around the neck and front tab opening. And I shortened the sleeves and turned them under so I could use the sleeve tab to button them up, deleted the cuff entirely. I used a wonderful Sea Island cotton floral that was heavily discounted when I purchased it. Buttons came from my supply on hand, and I didn't need to buy any thread. The total cost was about $20 plus my time. My time? Well, I think of that as paying myself since I'm saving so much $$.
Next on the list was a pair of pants to go with the blouse (and a few other tops I have). This also came from my stash. It's a heavier cotton with a lovely sheen. The pattern was on sale (Vogue 9189) and also purchased a zipper and one spool of thread. I used an invisible zipper instead of the recommended regular one. The lone button came from my button jar, and waist band stabilizer came from the stash.
The best part about sewing from my wish list is the enjoyment I get from making something for myself that fits me and (I think) looks good. It's much cheaper than buying the same quality in a store. And it's more fun and creative!!
I'd love to hear what your summertime sewing projects are!