Here are two projects that are very sophisticated, if only because they aren’t kitty blankets or baby clothes.
First up is a shiny tunic that one could wear to adult parties where there is champagne and witty conversation (or one could just wear it to a regular party and be overdressed):Fabric is a run-of-the-mill brocade from JoAnn; pattern is from Simplicity.
And here’s a fancy scarf, which I made for a friend who’s going through a rough time and needed something nice. The pattern is the “Figure Eight Scarf” and it’s really just a big tube. But it looks nice on:
Fabric here was a Liberty of London print backed with some cotton velveteen. Here’s a picture that’s actually in focus: