Sunday, September 1, 2013

August 2013 - The Month in Review

Here are the garments I completed in August.  There are plenty more in the pipeline, but they will not make it to completion by midnight.

McCalls 6121 - 2 yards

By Hand London - Anna Dress - 3 yards.  This was my toile.  I made it, wore it, fell in love with it and proceeded to cut out more Anna dresses. (It doesn't look like much on the dress form, but trust me...it's fabulous!)
By Hand London Anna Dress - 4.75 yards.  The pattern called for 5 yards of fabric, but I had hack 6 inches off of the hem, so I'm estimating having used 4.75 yards.  I made this Anna for a birthday party and have worn it twice more since then.  Love it!  There are 5 more Annas in the pipeline.

 Victory Patterns - Roxanne - 2.75 yards.  This is my toile of this shirt.  I've worn it three times, so I think it's a winner.  Hopefully, I'll circle back around this month to make a better fitting version as this one is a bit big in the shoulders (and I think I put the sleeves in backward).  Until then, I'll keep wearing this one.  Why, you ask?  Well, it make look like a sack in the front  but
check out the back.  LOVE!  This baby moves I walk too.  It actually floats around me.  Heaven.  Once I make my final version, I'll use this fabric to make a toile of the Scout Woven T-shirt.
 And the items that took up most of the month of August...my Sew Weekly Challenge Reunion Sewing Along.  Shirt - Simplicity 1590 (1940s Retro Reissue) - 2 yards; Skirt - Advance 8623 (1957) - 2 yards.

Thanks to the Sew Weekly Challenge, I finally hacked into one of my precious fabric.  A silk twill from Emma One Sock.  I am so glad I finally made this.  The fabric is amazing as is the tencel twill skirt fabric.

Even though the Anna dress was the most satisfying item to sew, I'm am thrilled with having used one of my "precious fabrics."

Total yards for August:  16.5.


11 comments:

Caroline said...

Wow - you have produced a lovely collection of things in August. I have heard so many good things about the Anna dress I feel tempted to try making one although I don't really wear many long dresses. Maybe I should do the mod-length version.
So many nice fabric choices here too.
I'm looking forward to the things you have in the pipeline for September.

Marjorie said...

You totally get extra credit for cutting into the "good stuff"!

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Hi Christy - you never cease to amaze me - the amount you manage to sew - it is all beautiful. Yes, it is scary cutting into the good stuff, but better you than the moths :)

Mary said...

Just lovely!! I have wanted to try the By Hand London patterns and the Victory patterns.

Christy S said...

The Anna dress is amazing. I didn't expect to love it to much. It's such a clever design and a beautiful dress. You should definitely give it a go.

Christy S said...

Thanks Marjorie. It was not easy to cut into it, but I'm so glad I did. Whew. Now let's see if I can cut into the others. Ha!

Christy S said...

Thanks! It's actually a product of the stress in my life. I haven't hit the gym as often as I should so when I get stressed, I sew.

Christy S said...

I am officially in love with By Hand London. My next pattern will be the Victoria jacket. I'm just having a hard time deciding on fabric. As for Victory, I love this shirt and am thinking about trying some of the others since the shirt went together so easily.

Jacq C said...

Goodness, you've been really busy. I keep seeing beautiful versions of the Anna dress - I am on a pattern buying ban but am very tempted! Your TSW outfit is gorgeous, lovely colours :)

redpointtailor said...

Wow! you are so productive! I have hardly manged to finish one dress! Great dresses!

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Well, it's much better than comfort eating, and look at the gorgeous goodies you get to wear!:)