wow, that sounds like a deep subject, doesn’t it? Let’s chat. May has been a pretty great month. First off, it’s #madememay and who in the sewing world doesn’t love it? Lots of bloggers sewing and posting! Eee! I get so happy to read everyone’s posts. Second, I’ve had lots of opportunities for fun with family and friends. Brunches, beer runs, rib cook-offs, marathon training, shopping sprees, planting, sewing. Third, a new job that I’m pretty excited about. Lucky girl, amirite?
My girlies…pretty, awesome, rotten, smart, sassy, silly…..big personalities all wrapped up in those tiny bodies – amazing!
And sewing? Yeah, I LOVE it. This month, I managed to wear at least one made me item a day! I learned that I have a good selection of foundational items – grainline maritime shorts, Maria Denmark Yasmin Yoke skirts, and my tried and true Jean Hardy tshirts lead the pack. I also got a lot of wear out of my Salme kimono sleeve dress, my Cynthia Rowley blue dress and my ever reliable black & white Vogue wrap dress.
Oh, yeah! I actually made things too! My second Sewaholic Granville shirt (which, I need to stop being a lazy turd and show you!), a grainline tiny pocket tank (unblogged), and the adapted tiny pocket dress (see below).
I’ve loved Ebony’s tiny pocket dress foh-ev-ah! I stumbled upon this great blue linen ikat print at Joann’s recently. I knew it wanted to come home with me and become a dress! I used Jen’s tutorial to adapt the pattern. I was moderately successful. I’ve worn it twice – and took it in about three inches after the first wear – it was really baggy. I struggle with patterns sometimes because I’m convinced that I’m bigger than I probably am in real life….I usually cut a size too big. Next time, I think I’m going to go down a size or two for this particular pattern. I *tried* to do a front placket – but if you look closely – it didn’t come out very well. So, I need to unpick that and fix it. I pinned it and wore it anyways. Lazy bones.
First picture – just the dress. Second picture – how I styled it and wore to work on Friday. Probably too casual for work, but whatevs.
husband photographer insists on holding the camera low so I look like I’m looking up every time. I need to fire him and get a kid new photographer.
Well, it’s been a crazy wonderful month. Here’s to the dog days of summer & wishing you a fabulous June!