Monday, August 9, 2021

July Wrap up and August Plans

This month, I sewed 2 items and 3.75 yards (from stash). I sewed:

  • Simplicity 8337 top - 1.25 yd
    • emerald green rayon jersey
  • McCall's 6744 dress - 2.5 yd
    • floral diagonal ITY knit
    • elastic

I really love how the dress turned out, it's absolute perfection. 

I was not feeling well (Covid negative!!) and was really a lump for like, 2 weeks. I finally decided to try to sew a little something. I finished up M8042 today in a clip dot woven. I swear it burned like cotton but it's SO drapey. I'm not sure about it yet.

Mid-July I made a quick trip down to Chicago for a cousin's birthday and got to wear my super-duper awesome Vogue 1507 top (blog post). I really love this top. It's such a fantastic, impactful pattern.

We made the big decision to purchase eBikes back in June and FINALLY, they arrived!! I don't care as much about cycling as my husband does. It just isn't my preferred activity or mode of exercise. But the eBike was SO. MUCH. FUN when we rented them. 
FedEx just parked it on the porch and since I was home alone I had to get it in the house solo! These thighs came in handy! LOL!!!

We went with the Rad Runner bikes and mine is the RadRunner 1 step-thru. We were finally able to take a maiden voyage :) a short 5 mile ride, and I'm excited to hit one of the (MANY!) trails soon.

I bought a few new patterns this month too during the Something Delightful Vogue sale. 

I'm not sure what I want to sew next :( I have purchased some new RTW items to tide me over since we've returned to the office this month and I'm a size bigger. I really want a khaki skirt and am thinking of sewing this Burda 4/2019 (blog post) again. We'll see.


  1. I hope you are feeling better! I am also going back to the office in about a month and I'm coming to terms with the fact that almost none of my (former) work clothes fit. I clearly need to make pants next, but I'm also sort of in a sewing slump since I just got back from a very exhausting trip and the idea of trying to fit pants seems like a lot. I haven't blogged anything I've made this summer yet, so it all just feels super overwhelming. Hopefully we can all find some sewing energy soon! Also, I hope you have a lot of fun with your new bikes!

    1. Oh my gosh, I hear you!!! Good luck with your sewing plans and return to the office <3

  2. Good luck with your back to the office clothing.
    Can you thrift a few bits to make a basic capsule in your current size until you get the sewing done?

    1. Thanks, Ruthie!

      Yep! I’ve scored some really great items on Poshmark!!

  3. I like your Vogue top you wore to cousin's birthday! Looks comfortable and the fabric makes me envious.

  4. Gosh, that top is fabulous! I think I need to find that pattern! Good luck on your return to the office. I am sure you will have an awesome wardrobe in no time. What a great reason to go fabric shopping!

    1. It's a BEAUTIFULLY constructed pattern! I think you'd love it!

      I am hoping to really spur the mojo! I know that summer is traditionally tough for me. I'm always trying to get my summer wardrobe together.

  5. I really like the second top, it’s so pretty


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