And just like that, summer is over! I guess there’s technically a couple more weeks of summer, but I’m dreaming of fall over here. I talked about my lofty summer sewing goals here, and I’m back today to share everything I’ve made since! In the past, I have tried doing monthly sewing goals, but it never really worked out all that well. However, creating a flexible list that spanned a few months worked out pretty well! With the exception of a few items, I crossed off a good chunk of my list for the summer. This is a pretty lengthy post, but I’m going to try to keep it as short as possible!
Another 2017MakeNine (kinda) crossed off the list!
Hello! I haven’t blogged as much as I would have liked this summer, but I’m so thrilled be sharing the latest Chalk and Notch pattern with you today. This pattern is effortless, chic and comfortable; all things you want in a sewing pattern, right? Gabriela has knocked it out of the park once again with the Fringe Top and Dress!
I talked a couple weeks ago about how I used to avoid wrap dresses when I shared my Highlands Wrap Dress. That’s also how I’ve felt about shirtdresses for a long time. Years, really. When the Kalle Shirt+Shirtdress was released, I initially ignored it if only because of my previous thoughts on shirtdresses for myself. However, I continued to see some gorgeous versions and decided to take a leap and try it. It had worked for me on my last few projects, so why not?
Confession: I’ve pretty much hated wrap dresses up until recently. I can’t give you a decent reason as to why I had such disdain for them, I just did. So whenever I saw them in the store, I immediately walked passed and never gave a second thought to them. However, all of my previous notions regarding wrap dresses vanished when Allie Olson released her latest pattern, the Highlands Wrap Dress. Why have I been avoiding wrap dresses for so long? They’re so flattering and comfy! More proof that sewing helps you leave your comfort zone and try new styles…and sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
I’ve been hard at work sewing up various items for my summer wardrobe, as well as some adorable baby shower gifts for friends. There are a couple finished items, one of which I’ve already finished the blog post and just need to take pictures even though I’ve worn it tons since finishing it (I’m looking at you, Kalle Shirtdress). However, since I haven’t done a sewing plans post in a while, I figured I’d share what I have on my To-Sew list for the summer until I get around to taking pictures of my recent makes!
Things have been a bit quiet on the blog/Instagram lately due to work and life being more hectic than usual, but I’m excited to share the Molly Dress which is part of the Sew Caroline + Simple Life Pattern Company collaboration!