It seems rather trivial to be thinking about what to wear, what to sew.
Nonetheless I have done some sewing. The Japanese print top is finished, well made, but it is a bit tight through the bust. Oh well, I didn't think I'd wear it anyway.
LESSON LEARNED: Jersey is very clingy..may even shrink a little when you cut it so provide extra seam allowance.
I have made a kaftan style top from McCalls M5666. If you make this pattern, it is very large. I cut a muslin first, then went down two sizes. The sleeve is cut in one piece with the body of the garment and this creates a lot of extra bulk under the arms, so a draping, lightweight fabric is essential. While I think a more tailored cut would flatter my top heavy shape more, the finished garment is well constructed and feels very comfortable to wear. What's more my daughters approve. When I tried on the Japanese print t-shirt, my youngest groaned please DON'T wear that Mum. Since taking this photo, I've adjusted the neck drawstring so that the right sleeve hangs correctly.
I am now ready for some more challenging sewing. I'm working on a muslin for a jacket and will go to my fabric stash to make up a simple blouse 113 from BWOF 11/2008. The jacket is from McCalls M5477. My fabric is a black paisley print on a beige background which I think lends itself nicely to view C.