I went to the nearby V.V. last weekend, and for the first time in ages I bought some clothes. The shirt above is interesting -- it's a little bit stained, and it has a hole in it, so I haven't decided if I should try to clean/repair it or if I should take it apart to use as a pattern and then put the fabric in my future-dream-quilt box. It's hard to tell -- I didn't realize it until I tried it on -- but the shirt's buttons are not down the centre. The fronts are asymmetrical, and then there is just the one pocket, which is on the wider side. But the fronts overlap in such a way that the polka-dot pattern is maintained. Zany. Anyway, I'd like to try to sew a top like this someday.
My next sewing project is going to be another dress, in this blue vintage fabric that I bought at a thrift store so long ago that I don't even remember what city I was in. I'm going to use the Simplicity 4116 pattern again, but view D, or maybe view C without the ruffle sleeves. I might cut out the pieces this weekend; then again, I might try to finish my Josephine Top this weekend. There are a few finished versions on Ravelry that are inspiring me to finish, plus a Google blog search turns up some lovely Josephines like this one and this one.
It's so hot and humid here that I feel like I'm in Taiwan or Thailand. The only reason I'm conscious right now is because I've had a fan pointed straight at me all day. Ugh.