I certainly never planned to be gone so long, but I do have progress to report. My headaches seem to be gone! Yippee! That is making me much more interested in creative pursuits. Unfortunately, we are about to enter April which is arguably our busiest month at school. Oh, well...you just do what you can, when you can.
I have my daughter's color-blocked dress essentially finished, but she is in grad school, plus working full time, so she hasn't come for a fitting. My fingers are crossed about the fit!
It has a sash made out of the navy which will be tied in a bow at the front, I think.
For a quick project, I made myself a maxi skirt following the tutorial found here: http://elleapparel.blogspot.com/2011/09/maxi.html It's a very bright red knit that I bought at Hancock's last year. It's really brighter than I usually wear, but I'm planning simple tees and cardigans, so I think it will be fine. It's my husbands favorite color, so that's a good thing.
I'm in the midst of making the blouse project from the Burda Style book. Here's the photos from the book (photo from http://verypurpleperson.com/2011/11/the-burdastyle-sewing-handbook.html) My fabric is similar to dotted Swiss in white. It's going together quite easily. Here's hoping it's a success!
In knitting, I finished the Baby Surprise Jacket, but it's going to charity. I had to use an assortment of yarns, so it's warm, but not the quality for a gift. I also started a Lanesplitter skirt. I'm not sure how much I'll wear it, but I want to see if I like it. The yarn is one of Michael's house yarns, Impeccable from their Loops & Threads lines. It's all acrylic, but that's okay for me in our weather. Since I'm a bit more mature, I'm making mine a wee bit longer and loser than some! I'm about halfway there.
Once some of these are done, I've got a skirt and pants for my daughter as well as some cute knit fabrics for me.
Have fun sewing!