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Sunday, June 19, 2022

May Wrap-Up and June Plans

I am so late with this, gah. In May I sewed 6 garments for a total of 9.25 yards. This month I sewed:

  • Vogue 1250 top and dress - 2.5 yards 
    • ITY print
    • elastic in the dress
  • McCall's 8174 dress - 1.75 yards
    • rayon modal jersey knit print
    • elastic
  • McCall's 6744 dress - 2 yards
    • ITY print
    • elastic
  • Butterick 6378 top - 1.5 yards
    • yellow silk georgette
  • Burda Magazine 4/2019 skirt - 1.5 yards
    • red cotton lycra twill
    • zipper, D-ring

I am really happy with all 3 of my dresses! I ended up cutting the top too short, so I have to see if it's wearable or not at this length. But I will certainly keep this pattern 'hack' in the roundup. I love the cowl. 

The red skirt is really great! It turned out so well with my mods to increase the size. But the twill is really stretchy with poor recovery. I wore it for the first time and it bagged out a bit. Clothes never last as long when they need to be washed each time.

I didn't get a chance to work on a project for my fitting challenge but will try to get one in for June. I'm having a tough time personally, and lots of required travel coming up, so I may only get 6 or 8 done this year. We'll see.

June started out with my awesome vacation to Cabo with friends! I didn't sew anything for the trip but wore a few handmades while I was there, but I'd purchased a few hot-girl 'fits for the trip! 

I purchased the white top while I was in Cabo. It is a really nice cotton gauze!

Since we're halfway through June, I may use a Burda just because I think that's a lower barrier to a good fit :) There is a dress from 5/2019 that I traced awhile back, so I'm ahead of the game there.

I've also made outfits for my twin niece and nephew with fabric they chose from Fine Fabrics in GA. I'll review those next, I used patterns from Ottobre Kids. 

I still need to photograph my red skirt, and M8174. I also feel like a need a white cotton dress. I'm thinking of making a sleeveless version of M7834 (blogged HERE). It's such a great pattern and I got a really nice fit! 

More, later! :)


1 comment:

  1. Wow, all are impressive. I am amazed at how you can sew so many garments a month. I am envious of your skills.

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