This was one of those months that if we weren’t doing Sew Our Stash I know I wouldn’t have made myself anything. Even though one of my tops was almost finished weeks ago and the other took less than half an hour to throw together. All I can say is thank goodness Sew Our Stash is back in effect!
This month the theme was “tops” and I made myself two shirts that I actually really like! The gray one was made using Sew Caroline’s Top. I really like it but I can’t decide if it’s flattering or not.
It’s a bit boxy which I like but am not sure if that works with my body. I adore the high low hemline that’s for sure. When I make the next one I’m going to try and fiddle with the darts a bit more but I mean do we really need to “fit” nursing boobs?
This shirt is an ode to Gail Carriger’s Finishing School books which starts with Etiquette and Espionage. The books take place at a spy training school disguised as a finishing school “MADEMOISELLE GERALDINE’S FINISHING ACADEMY FOR YOUNG LADIES OF QUALITY”. The books are all kinds of stem punk, sassy girl, adventured filled fun I HIGHLY recommend the audiobooks.
For my second top I made the Hey June Lane Raglan. I made the Union St. Tee last year (Hunger Games Style) and loved that and this pattern was no exception. Fits great and super fast and easy to sew up.
The pattern is written with a band around the hem but I skipped that. I didn’t add any length to it and it still worked. Next time I make it I’ll probably make the cuff on the sleeve smaller or just lengthen the sleeve and hem it with my favorite knit hemming trick.
So there you go we’re back at it!!!! On a month where were were crazy busy and the baby was sick and teething terribly I still succeeded in making stuff for myself that I love.
Have I mentioned that I love Sew Our Stash? Don’t forget to visit Bev to see what she sewed for herself!
We would love to have you join us and sew at least one thing for yourself next month. Our theme is “Closet Copy”. You know how there are those items you wish you had a bunch of or that are just old but you wish you could find again? Well we hope to solve that problem. We’re taking some of our favorites from our own closets and trying to copy them. Fun right?
And for some inspiration here are some fun and easy to wear DIY Summer Sewing Tutorials. Bev is sharing her own picks for Summer Sewing so make sure to hop over.
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