I am pleased with the way May turned out for me! It is pretty rare for me to sew four garments in a month, knowing all of the responsibilities of my life and home. However, something happened. Call it a "Christmas miracle", or a moment when "all of the stars align." Yes, I was productive, yet I have no idea how it happened, lol!,
I'm sure that sewing from ONE pattern helped! Here are my makes for May, with a yet to be reviewed flounce top (View A) added in the mix:
For May, it really worked to pick one pattern, sew it, and repeat. It was calming to work with familiar instructions, and great fit. Even though I was a little hesitant to sew the flounce version, those two factors worked in my favor while assembling this top. I plan on posting a full review by the weekend so you will know my full experience for this version.
|Me and my sweet girl|
What can I say about the month of June? It holds a special place in my heart because of my birthday, but there are also loads of things I want to accomplish in this month as well. If you are following along with my aspirations for 2017 (see tab), you will see that I am working my way through my goals, but still have a little ways to go. This will be another month that I challenge myself to learn and grow.
That brings me to something fun that I saw on Youtube. Apparently there is a big giveaway going on, associated with the hashtag "sewtogetherforsummer". The catch? You must sew a shirt dress,and post it to Instagram with that hashtag in order to be eligible for the prizes. When I saw this, I got so excited because button down shirts are on my list to sew, AND I have a Craftsy class for it. So, I could technically cross two things off of my 2017 list by participating. Hey, I may even win a cool prize! Go HERE for details if you are interested.
I am thinking of choosing between these two patterns:
Simplicity 8053, View A is a button down shirt that I would have to turn into a dress by adding some length to it.
My stash is pretty limited when it comes to shirt dresses, but I am trying to use what I have. If that doesn't work, I will buy a pattern on sale. The deadline to sew one is June 21st.
Another project I want to start this month is a pair of Bermuda style shorts! I have those on my list too, and while flipping thru my pattern stash, noticed these:
I just LOVE these in View C, and I have heard lots of good things about the Amazing Fit series. I will definitely get started on these with the hopes of sewing a few for summer once I get the fit right.
Ok, so last but not least, this pattern is on my radar:
I already own it, but there is a small story involved with it. I wanted to sew this top for Ms. Faye's TOPS THAT POP sewalong. Only when I went to pull it, I could not find it anywhere. I was so disappointed!! Thankfully, I was able to catch a 99 cents sale for Simplicity at Hobby Lobby, and I changed direction and sewed a cold shoulder top instead. It worked out for the better, and I found the pattern under my couch the next week, lol! Anyhow, this one will be coming out of the package soon.
Lastly, I am still sewing for my kids. They have LOADS of projects lined up for me, lol! My son wants pajamas, and I haven't had the chance to sew for my beanie baby yet. My daughter always wants something, so I will see where projects for them get thrown in.
THANK YOU so much for reading along, commenting, and sewing amazing things yourself! I am starting to feel a lot more comfortable in my sewing journey. Yes, I still experience frustrations, but my passion for sewing is beginning to overtake my reluctance to stay at the same level. And your encouragement is wonderful! So, thank you!
I will check back in with my review of the S8337 top soon!