I'm sewing girl things again, which is cool because I don't have any and as much as I like to pretend otherwise, it is kind of fun to girlie sew. Anyway. I have a copy of Oliver+S Little Things to Sew by Liesl Gibson and even though there are boy things in there, I asked Gina if I could make a Red Riding Hood cape for Bolt using Anna Maria's velveteen. This is the sort of pattern that this fabric was made for. There are more details on the Bolt blog, including pictures of it on an actual mannequin. This project would be no problem to modify for an adult-type person. Plus it has a little Alice-Queen-of-Hearts thing happening.
There are a couple of stand-out projects that I am putting on my to-do list (rather than my "oh, cute, but not for me" list, which is a nice guilt alleviating list to have on hand):
I sewed up an Oliver+S outfit (details here) for my niece on my night away in Astoria. I used the Sailboat Top, Skirt and Pants pattern in size 5. Generally, these patterns have you mind the details, which can be daunting for some sewers but the results are worth the extra effort. I would like that top in my size. Maybe this one? I'm a little skeptical that I could get the same results, but I'll use any excuse to use up some french terry. And even though my fabric choice was kind of girlie, August is going to get a pair of those pants and shirt in canvas and stripes. Sewing for boys is pretty great, too.