Sunday, November 23, 2014

I finally finished that shirt!

I'm shocked. I finished two of the items on this list and have another one cut out. That never happens! I usually get distracted by other shinier things and completely disregard all plans. I guess I'm kind of cheating because my Deer and Doe Bruyére shirt was half way done when I posted about it, but I'm not going to let tiny details like that derail my enthusiasm! 

I have two makes to show you today! Hopefully you don't mind the picture-heavy post, and also pictures of my butt. But I promise to end on a happy, non-butt related note!

So, details. I found this lavender plaid flannel at JoAnn and knew it needed to be a button down. The Bruyére pattern had just released and it was like a lightbulb moment. Who doesn't need a tunic-length flannel button down in the fall? You can kind of see in this picture my one major issue with this shirt: the button band. Due to the way the band is constructed there are 3 layers of flannel in each button band! It's incredibly thick (and hard to push buttons through, to be honest) and refuses to lay flat! It's most obvious around the curves above and below my bust and it drives me nuts! Not enough to stop me from wearing it, but I almost want to add another button between all of my buttons to minimize the gaping. Almost.

I had originally planned on taking pictures outside this morning, but when I woke up it was raining (after we had snow for two days last weekend, wtf South Dakota?) and that put the kibosh on that. So I had to remove the pile of UFOs that usually sit in this corner of my sewing space. That's dedication, I tell ya. But really, that's all the cleaning up I could be bothered to do so most of my sewing space had to be cropped out of these photos!

As with all the Deer and Doe patterns I've tried so far, this one pretty much fit right out of the envelope. I didn't have to alter any of the darts which is a big plus! Since I didn't make a muslin, it's obviously not perfect. I would definitely add about 1/2" to the sleeves next time as they're bordering on too short for me. Also, I think I need to lower the waistband about 1" to fit my natural waist. I would also maybe shorten the length an inch or two next time. I am not 100% convinced that the proportions right now are the most flattering on me.

I'm really happy with the stripe matching, though my waistband is a little wonky at the side seams. Note to everyone considering making this in plaid flannel: bias cut plaid will stretch out like crazy when you think about touching it. So plan accordingly! Anyways, I definitely plan on making another one of these tops in chambray for the spring. Overall, I would definitely recommend this pattern (especially if you are X-shaped).

The second half of this outfit are black ponte Ooh La Leggings by Papercut. Can we just talk about how freaking much I love ponte? Normally I'm a "no polyester near anywhere that sweats" kind of lady because, well, smells. But ponte is the one fabric I will make an exception for. It is the best fabric for leggings if you have lumps and bumps and dimples in your legs that you are self conscious about like I am. Also, it's the only knit fabric I will let come anywhere near my hips. I have strangely shaped hips (see pictures) and thin knits are just... not an okay thing. Prepare for borderline embarrassing pictures of me in skin tight clothing!

I love these leggings, even if I'm not thrilled by pictures of me wearing basically only them. The waist is definitely high enough for me. It's supposed to be even a little higher than in these photos, but I sewed my waistband elastic on like an idiot and had to fold it over one extra time. So if you're looking for high-waisted leggings, look here! They are also incredibly long, which is a major plus for me. I'm 5'10" and didn't add any length! I graded from a M to a L on the yoke and cut large for all the bottom pieces. 

If I were really ambitious I might alter the side yokes so that they follow the actual curve of my hips but that would be a lot of work. Also, this is a good picture for illustrating why I have such trouble finding RTW jeans/bottoms. I have a massive "hip dip." I promise the underwear that I'm wearing is not so tight that it's giving me a muffin-top-to-end-all-muffin-tops. It's just how my iliac crests are shaped, okay? It's definitely something I've been very self-conscious about my whole life, but I'm coming to accept my weird anatomy. Especially after taking anatomy this summer and learning how incredibly different everyone is structured.

A pair of jeans is high on my to-do list. I want a pair that doesn't have a million inches of negative ease but still fits my top and bottom curve. My hips deserve to breathe, but I don't want the dip area to be drowing in excess denim. I fully expect to have to make several muslins, but in the end it will be worth it!

I do really like the seaming on these, except for at my butt. I don't think it's flattering to have a seam that comes right across my lower butt and it's kind of weird to sit on. But in all other areas I think the seam lines keep the leggings from being too boring. Despite looking complicated, they actually come together very quickly on a serger. Maybe 1.5 hours from cutting to finish? I did end up sewing the tucks on the front and back legs, but I don't think I would do this again. It's just not really my cup of tea and I've already ripped the stitching pulling the leggings on.

I'll leave you with a picture of Clyde so my butt isn't the last thing you remember from this post. It was very rainy and gross outside when we woke up this morning, and he just wanted to cuddle under the covers with me. He's really into my new flannel sheets! Isn't he the cutest?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hey, I'm planning ahead kind of

To say my sewing mojo has been lacking the last month is a colossal understatement. It's partially due to the fact that between my full time job, part time job, dog classes and a human class I haven't had a weekend off in over a month (and won't have one off until November), but also because I've been really into knitting lately. I'm a very, very new knitter so I am agonizingly slow. I did just get sucked into a YouTube hole looking at videos on how to knit English style faster, so hopefully I'll speed up soon and finish the sweaters I'm planning this century.

I sewed the majority of the Bruyere shirt by Deer and Doe a few weeks ago before my motivation fizzled out. It's still sitting on my dress form like this waiting for sleeves, cuffs, and buttons though. I'm 100% in love with it so far and really need to finish it because it's totally flannel season right now. I cut a the waistband on the bias because duh, but forgot how awfully stretchy flannel is on the bias. I had to do a bit of altering to get things to line up properly, but overall I'm happy with the plaid matching.
My dress form is where garments go to die, apparently

Even though I haven't been turning out jack shit in terms of garments, I have ideas, you guys. First up, I want to make a version of this jacket I had back when I was in high school. Please excuse the glamour shot, this was one of my senior pictures and the only picture I have! I am only 17 in this picture and that makes me feel OLD. Anyways, I wore it until it fell apart. Or until my arms got too fat and I hulked out of it. Whatever, potato potato.

"I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom!"
When I saw the blue bomber jacket that Miss Make whipped up, it totally brought back memories of this jacket. I'm not even ashamed to admit that I immediately went out and found the same Robert Kaufman moleskin and even managed to find a copy of the out-of-print Kwik Sew 3491. I've got some navy ribbing (even though I just now noticed that the trimmings on that jacket are gray), and I'm planning on lining the jacket with this Cotton + Steel print. Obviously I have been planning this one in my head for a while and have lots of feels about it!

I've also got a pair of black ponte leggings on the list to wear with the Bruyere top (when I finish it). I'm either going to go with Ooh La Leggings by Papercut or the Cake Espresso Leggings. I have both and I definitely want something with a very high waist. I've never been a huge fan of leggings because I'm so high-waisted. In order to avoid muffin top with RTW leggings I have to sport a camel toe. There is no lesser of those two evils, FYI.

For the knits I'm currently working on an Oatmeal Pullover in Malabrigo Mecha Solis. It's my first sweater, and my first knit that isn't a hat. Kind of like with sewing, I started out making a shit load of hats and only now realized that I really don't wear hats ever. So even though I'm still a total n00b, bring on the sweaters. I'm about half way through knitting the body right now. I had to frog it after the raglan increases once because I'm a genius and didn't make a gauge swatch the right way and my gauge was waaaay off. Even with the largest needles in my set I'm still at about 13 stitches in 4 inches instead of the 11 called for. I'm knitting the pattern a size up, but hopefully it all works out. If not, lesson learned!


The next sweater I have planned is a Worsted Boxy in Malabrigo Rios purpuras. I promise I don't have a weird thing for Malabrigo yarns. I just happened to accidentally think that I was picking up worsted weight yarn when really I was picking up chunky. I know, I know it's pretty obvious, but I was intimidated by my first trip to the local yarn store and didn't want to ask. And also that color is gorgeous so I'm not even mad, bro. Anyways, I'm carrying a bit of extra weight right now due to cookie dough and other things, so loose boxy sweaters like this are the only thing I want to wear right now. It's really taking all my self control not to cast-on this one right now. Again another suuuuuuper beginner pattern because that's what I am, but I am pretty excited to make it. Office appropriate pajamas, anyone?

I also bought yarn for a Robin pullover, but omg sport weight is so tiny! I had no idea. Are you sensing a pattern? I only have ever bought yarn from JoAnn before, and the only time I have ever ventured away from worsted weight yarn it's been for super chunky yarn to arm knit. So while I have cast that sweater on, it is at the bottom of my list and will probably sit there for a while. I'm using Shine Sport, which is a cotton/modal blend so it will be perfect for spring anyways. It might be spring 2017 before I finish it, but whatever!

Now that I list it out it doesn't seem like that much, but with all the crap I've got going on for the next few months, it's about all I can handle! What are you guys planning?

Monday, August 25, 2014


Sometimes your mom (aka photographer) goes out of town every weekend for the entire summer and you have nobody to help you take pictures for your blog. And also, sometimes I don't feel like hemming a skirt that has a 12 foot wide hem so it sits on my dress form for 3 months before I can talk myself into hemming it. This is the result.

This is probably the most ridiculous garment I own and I love it to pieces. I still have yet to leave the house in it, though. Partly because I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, but also because I feel like this skirt needs a special occasion. I don't just want to wear it to the bar and then come home having it smell like ass, you know?

I won this floral rayon in a giveaway from Stephanie over at Makes the Things which was pretty freaking awesome (thanks again)! I'm a sucker for rayon, obsessed with obnoxious prints, and look at all those colors! Sally over at The Quirky Peach made a dress out of this fabric and it's just so summery and wonderful.  The fabric arrived right around the time that Sewaholic released the Gabriola maxi skirt and I just knew it would be perfect. 

The night my pattern arrived I traced, cut, and sewed the entire freaking thing. I believe I added about 4 inches to the hem (I'm 5'10") during tracing just for safety. I probably could have done with half of that, as I ended up hacking off a lot during the hemming process.

I'm not a super huge fan of the flat waistband. My curves need curves! But that would be the only thing I change next time. I am also blessed with incredibly strange hips, so the yoke doesn't skim my curves like it was designed to. I have what you'd call violin hips (hip dips, inverted hips), so it looks like I have a perma-muffin top. I swear, my underwear isn't so tight it's causing me muffin top all the time. Damn you, genetics! So I'm kind of glad that the busy print hides my weird shape, even if the yoke is kind of disguised. My love for wild prints > my love for pattern detailing.

 I ended up having a matching baby blue zipper in my stash, which I still cannot explain. I have nothing in my stash that's worth while, so this was like a super awesome way to avoid a trip to Joann on a Saturday evening when I was in the zone. You can't see it in the picture, but I used a huge lime green button on the back of the waistband, because what the hell else am I going to do with a bunch of giant green buttons?

So yeah, overall this is definitely my favorite make of the year, even if it just sits in my closet looking pretty. I need to get out and wear it before summer is officially over! On another note, I ombre dyed my tips and now my hair looks like fire. So that's a thing that I also love.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Long overdue Meissas

I made these Papercut Meissa blouses waaaay back before Easter and took pictures of them a few weeks later. And then they just sat in my blog folder, neglected as I frantically prepared for Me Made May. So, considering the fact that I haven't made anything of note besides a turd of a Darling Ranges dress (such a bummer) because all I do is study for anatomy, these will work perfectly!

The first version I made is chambray, and those of you who followed me during MMMay know I wear the shit out of this one. The fabric is so comfortable, and I love the little feminine yoke details.

Those double buttons are super great too, I get tons of compliments on them! I'm really really happy with the fit of this shirt. I think the pattern has a little shaping at the waist, but if I remember correctly I made it more dramatic. My waist tends to drown in almost everything unless I add some curves. While I do love the loose, bohemian style, dressing in a flat sack is not my cup of tea.

The fun yokes gave my edgestitch foot its first real run, just look at that sparkling topstitching! I believe this was the first or second shirt I made after I purchased (and got over my fear of using) my Bernina.  The Peter Pan collar is really nice as well, but I can say with 100% confidence that I will never wear the shirt buttoned all the way up like the pattern model.

 My biggest gripe with this shirt are the plackets. Or lack thereof. Instead of a vertical placket they have you do a horizontal one (I think that's what it's called). The instructions didn't really help me a lot, and it's pretty fiddly. Basically the cuffs are an inch too short, and you turn under the gap twice and topstitch. Or in my case you try, fail, and say f it and let it fray because the cuffs cut off the circulation in your arms anyways. These sleeves are very slim cut. As in, I can't push my sleeves half way up my forearm even with the buttons undone.

I made my second version out of a quilting cotton... and while I don't hate it, I don't reach for it like my chambray version. I did make the cuffs longer and make a vertical placket, but I didn't widen the sleeve so it's still pretty tight. I can almost get the cuffs pushed up to my elbows, but not quite! 

I wish I would have cut the yokes on the bias or cross grain or something, but I was just barely able to squeak this out of the 2 yards I ordered. The inner cuffs are cut on the selvedge, and you can totally see the part that says "Blah blah blah made for Art Gallery Fabrics" when I turn the cuffs out! Whoops. I had a ton of the chambray left after making the shirt, but 45" < 58" and I should have known better.

This version is definitely a little looser, which is probably why I don't wear it as much. I think the print is also a little boring for me. There's too much white, which means it shows dirt much too easy to be worn at work. Or at the farm, for that matter!

I'm trying to make up my mind if a popover version of this would be cute. I can't decide if it would be too much with the front yokes and the peter pan collar. What do you guys think? I have some really nice purple chambray that is just screaming at me to become a button down!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How many Liebsters is too many Liebsters?

A couple of weeks ago Amy nominated me for a Liebster award and then today I got word from Elaine that she nominated me too! You guys, thanks and also your blog names are scary similar. What Miss Amy Did Next and What Diana Did Next? I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hella confused when I was trying to find you both on Bloglovin' after following your Instagrams. I hope you two follow each other!!

Anyways, so for those of you who don't know the Liebster is a way to help small blogs with under 200 followers find a bigger audience and wonderful new followers. Is it basically a chain letter and can I honestly say I skipped all the Liebster posts on my blog feed until I was nominated? Yes. So I totally understand if I go from 12 followers to 0 because of posting this or that you're not reading this at all. Since my life has been sucked into the black hole that is my Anatomy class, I haven't had time to make anything blog-worthy or take pictures of all the other stuff I've made so this will have to do!

Here are Amy's questions:

1. What’s your earliest sewing memory?
I think my first hands-on experience with sewing was this drawstring bag we made in my 6th grade home ec class. I used that bag to carry my gym clothes all throughout middle school. We were only allowed to sew on "turtle" speed and had to sew pieces of paper for like weeks before we were even allowed to pick out fabric.

2. Where do you get your sewing inspiration from?
Other sewing blogs and sewing Instagram accounts. I'm getting better about it, but I am generally not great at looking at a line drawing and imagining a finished garment. So I look to my fellow sewists for inspriation. I can honestly say that I thought the Wiksten Tova was absolutely hideous before I saw all the gorgeous version cropping up during MMMay. Now I have one waiting for its hem :)

3. What do you watch/listen to while you sew?
Audiobooks are my jam. My dog listens to books while I'm a work all day and we listen to them almost all night. Every once in a while I'll put on some Netflix, but definitely not anything that I've never read/heard/watched before because I miss important things while I'm pressing or sewing a long side seam. 

4. Do you snack and sew?
I usually try to take my snack breaks in the kitchen, but yes there are a few Milky Way wrappers hidden in my scrap catcher.

5. What’s the latest you've stayed up just to finish a sewing project (or what other crazy sewing deadline have you had)? Just one more hem….
Probably 1:30 am. I'm starting to be able to recognize the symptoms of "YOU'RE TIRED AND GOING TO SEW THAT ON BACKWARDS YOU IDIOT" so midnight is usually the latest I'll be at my sewing table. 

6. An important one: cat or dog? (Or, if you are feeling rebellious: tortoise, or snail, or moose…)
Mostly dogs but also cats! I'm allergic to both, but I love my dog Clyde and my parents have about a million farm cats and I love them all! I can't meet a dog without getting some sloppy kisses, and I can't meet a cat without wanting to stick my face in its face.
That's my boy Clyde

Farm cats!!!

7. What’s the make you’re most proud of?
I think my dot chambray popover Archer. It's one of my most successful collars to date, and I managed to make the popover modification successfully! It's also the shirt I get the most complements on.

8. Sewing for others – yes or no?
I tend to over commit myself here. I love to make things for people, but I hate things that cut into my sewing time for me. So yes, but not often.

9. Pattern first, or fabric?
FABRIC! If I see a great colorful geometric print, I have to have it. If all else fails and I can't think of anything to make, I'll just whip up another Archer. Problem solved.

10. How do you get yourself out of a sewing rut?
I sew an old faithful. I've usually sewn it enough times that I don't have to think about it, and that practice lends itself to a well-executed garment which usually gets my mojo flowing again.

11. If you could sew one thing, where money, skill and time were not limited, what would it be?
Homegirl wants to sew with some cashmere. Silk cashmere? More practically, my couch needs a slipcover (now taking volunteers). 

Ok, now if you're still with me after that..... here are Elaine's questions:

1. Why do you sew/make stuff
It started out because I'm tall and I have a huge  ass and I was tired of buying clothes that fit one part of my body but were too big/small elsewhere. Now I just love to pick out my own patterns and my own prints and turn them into clothes that I love.

2. Do you have a favourite pattern -- and what is it?
Does the entire Grainline Studios shop count? Seriously it's probably the Archer though. I have at least 6 of them, and I could have an entire closet full of them and be happy! Plus the pattern is drafted really well and Jen's sewalong is just so great.

3. Whose wardrobe would you love to raid? 
The fictional character Beca from Pitch Perfect. She's just edgy enough while still being slightly feminine. She also has a lot of great jackets which reminds me that I need to make a Minoru.

4. What do you like to listen to/watch while you're making stuff?
See question 3 above :)

5. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
The comments! It makes my whole day when my blog e-mail account dings at me! It makes me feel like the popular girl in school and it satisfies my inner social butterfly. 

If you're still with me, nice work. That is a lot of text. NOW IT'S MY TURN!

I nominate:

Erin of The Sewing and Life Adventures of Emerald Erin. Have you seen the bras she is churning out? They're amazing and bright and so well made. She's got a great eye for color and I love reading her posts!

Cheryl of Orange is a Neutral. Cheryl ORANGE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE COLORS and that romper was totally epic and I want one. Every time I see one of her posts I'm like "Yep I need that!"

Zoë of Fozzel & Bean takes gorgeous photos (even when she's not trying I swear) of her gorgeous handmades, and does this series called Etsy Eyecandy which has accounted for quite a few of my most recent Etsy purchases. Her style is so great and close to my own aesthetic and she has her own Etsy shop!

C from Oh, She Dabbles. I pretty much religiously stalk her Instagram and want to steal everything in her closet. I'm pretty sure you were just nominated for one but you haven't posted yet so there! 

So that's my list and it's not 5 people long and I didn't extensively make sure you haven't already posted a Liebster. I also was just going by your Bloglovin' followers so yeah. Answer my questions, guys!

1. What is your favorite garment so far?
2. Favorite textile to work with?
3. Why did you start sewing?
4. Are you a planner or do you wing it?
5. If your sewing machine was an animal, what type of animal would it be?

So here's the part that I dread where I have to go tell everyone that I nominated them. It's like walking up to a bunch of really good looking people at a party and starting a conversation out of nowhere! It gives me heart burn. Also I totally won't take it personally if you're not into this kind of thing!

Thanks again for nominating me Amy and Elaine!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Just when you thought everybody had stopped talking about it... Me Made May the end!

So at this point, if you're like me, whenever you see a post in your feed about Me Made May you're just like "YEAH I GET IT" and do a quick scroll through to ogle the pictures but don't read any text. I don't blame you if you do that to me, because omg I'm so MMMay'ed out. 

Yes, May was over like 6 days ago... but holy crap. I'm taking Anatomy this summer, and between cramming information into my brain and trying to catch up on sleep from staying up too late, I've been exhausted. Blogging and sewing have been pretty low on my priority list, only slightly below eating and showering. I haven't touched my sewing machine since Sunday and it's killing me. Especially since the tiny pocket tank I made turned out really bad. I stretched the neckline out so bad that it's pretty much not even wearable. Ugh.

Ok so without further ado, I present five more selfies in various bathrooms.

Day 27: This day tripper again, with awesome matching shoes! Do people judge me when I match my shoes to my outfit like this? Is it a fashion faux pas? Do I care? Not really.

Day 28: Hey something new! I had to whip up this Datura real quick because the AC in our office decided to break and the forecast for the day was 85. I needed something that let my armpits breathe a little. I do wish I had lengthened the pattern a lot more though.

Day 29: Yeah, this again. 

Day 30: I washed this and the linen isn't so awful and scratchy anymore. Maybe I forgot to put a dryer sheet in during the pre-wash? It's highly probable.

Day 31!!!! My tank dress again. Drank some margaritas and realllllly appreciated the shirring after I dominated an entire plate of enchiladas/rice and chips/queso. I'm all about that elastic waist after binge eating to celebrate the end of Me Made May.

I only had one day where I didn't wear a me made, which was above and beyond my pledge of 5 garments a week. Yay for low-balling my goals so I could totally knock them out of the park!

So what did I learn?

  1. Bottoms. I need bottoms. I just cut out a pair of maritime shorts and another moss skirt. Neither of which I can wear to work, but whatever.
  2. Stop only making things in obnoxious prints. I maybe, maybe need some neutral tops. Or maybe I should make more neutral bottoms so I can keep wearing obnoxious prints! I like that plan better.
  3. Remove your clothes from the dryer immediately and lay flat so you're not late to work every morning in May because everything is in a wrinkled pile of sadness in the dryer

Monday, May 26, 2014

A lot of MMMay

So guess who got realllly lazy and only took bathroom pictures of her outfits? This girl. I also started taking a summer Anatomy class last week which means my brain is completely overloaded and I don't have time to do anything (even though I definitely shirk my duties and make time for sewing occaisonally). So, here is the last two-ish weeks of Me Made May.

Day 12: another Meissa blouse in a quilting cotton. I modified this one with Grainline sleeve plackets so that I could actually push the sleeves up... it kind of works but next time I just need to straight up make the sleeves wider.

Day 13: Cold and gross outside? Flannel Archer.

Day 13 part 2: Floral saltspring dress (blogged here). 

Day 14: The dress that started it all! My Dixie DIY ballet dress. I made this back in December when I first started sewing again. The neckline can attest to this.

Day 14: Popover Archer again. I seriously want to wear this shirt every day. 

Day 16: This bad boy is several years old and has the wonkiest neckline in my closet. I was going to keep it anyways, until I found a bandaid stuck to the armpit that had been baked there by the dryer. Ewwww, I need to launder my clothes like an adult.

Day 17: Double me-made! My Ikat popover Archer, and a camo Colette Negroni I made for my dad's 50th birthday! Kind of a pattern matching fail at the front, but you can't even see that pocket! Also yeah, he's 6'7" so that was a lot of camo fabric.

Day 18: only the coolest shirt I currently own. Comic book fabric Scout Tee!

Day 19: Pete and repeat were in a boat, Pete fell out, who was left? REPEAT. Chambray Meissa blouse. Again.

Day 20: Self-drafted python bro tank I made for my older brother. For my mom's animal print 50th birthday party!

Day 21: another repeat, but I still love this daytripper.

Day 22: Super itchy uncomfortable scout tee in scratchy awful linen blend.

Day 23: A much better linen situation. I only have a remnant of this comic book fabric, so I used some much much nicer black linen for the back.

Day 24: My snakeskin sprint Saltspring dress for my mom's birthday party. I wish I could say I took this photo at the party, but that shit was blackout city and I'm honestly glad that I'm alive.

Day 25: Too hungover, didn't want to puke on my nice me-mades.

Day 26: My first Colette Mabel! I initially made the long version with the kick pleat, realized I look awful in a knit pencil skirt, cut off the kick pleat and made it into a mini!

Ok, ready for the last few days. I'm so over taking selfies. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Me Made May Week 2 Roundup!

I honestly can't believe week two is already over, and I'm kind of starting to freak out because I'm almost out of things to wear and I want to keep the repeats to a minimum if possible. Oh, and I need to make a men's button down shirt by Saturday, and I have commitments on Tuesday and Thursday night. I should procrastinate less.

Day 5: Tribal-ish Day Tripper top. My love for this pattern has no bounds. 

Day 6: Chambray Meissa blouse from Papercut Patterns. I can't get enough of this shirt. Although I do need to make the sleeves a little wider next time.

Day 7: Another popover Archer, in a fun ikat chambray print from Joann. Don't even ask me how stupidly overpriced this fabric was (OMG IT WAS SO EXPENSIVE).

Day 8: Feeling frumpy in my original Day Tripper. About two seconds before this picture Clyde jumped up on me and made that lovely stain on the bottom of the shirt. I think he hates this shirt for some reason? But I love it to bits.

Day 9: Grainline kind of day. The Moss mini that I made for Moss Making Month and never had time to blog, and my super fun colorful Archer that I love even though I could make it SO MUCH BETTER now.
This was also my first time ever wearing a mini skirt. And I wore it in public for like 7 hours selling crocheted things at a craft show! Woo for branching out during Me Made May!

Day 10: My newly made Tank Dress by Sew Caroline! I really really really love this fabric, and the pattern is great too! Next time I'll probably need to drop the armpits a teeny bit, but really that's all I would need to change. The shirring on the back is awesome, and would be awesomer if I could sew a straight line and if I had shirred it where my waist actually is. Live and learn. I still love the crap out of this dress. 

Day 11: Another Day Tripper, no way?! Just lounging around the house in suuuuper dirty pants, really need to shower, haven't brushed my hair (even though I worked for 5 hours this morning?) and this shirt is perfect for it.

Ok real talk I need some advice. For those of you who have the joy of thighs that rub together what do you do when you're wearing dresses/skirts to avoid chub rub and/or chafing? Because this ain't pretty, and it doesn't feel good. Curse you, thunder thighs!