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May / June 2019 Recap

I’m back for round three of my bi-monthly recaps! I did a little better sewing up stash fabrics in May/June than I did in March/April, but still not quite as good as in January/February. I still participated in quite a bit of collaboration sewing again over this 2-month period, but I am so happy to say that I haven’t purchased any fabric since my IndieSew purchase in February / March! I’m really enjoying getting to make up some of my fabrics into garments I’ve had in my brain for awhile, and shopping my stash when I want to try a new pattern. This was a bottom heavy couple of months, with skirts / pants / shorts making a big bang in my handmade wardrobe. Without any further delay, here’s my makes!!…

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sewing the Pirate Pencil Skirt
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Neon Floral Pirate Pencil Skirt

I picked out this fabric back in September, when I was still VERY pregnant, and the cool weather was starting to think about settling in. I knew it was destined to be a pencil skirt, but I also knew that this meant that it would be sitting on my shelf, waiting a while – the colors didn’t really scream autumn or winter, and my belly wasn’t super accommodating to a pencil skirt silhouette at the time! So off to the shelf it went, waiting for the conditions to be just right. It’s been about 80F pretty regularly lately, so I’d say conditions are good.

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sewing the Nikko Top
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Black Nikko Top

Admittedly, this probably isn’t the most inspiring or interesting piece I’ve ever sewn. But in every sewist’s journey, there comes a moment when you have to step away from the frosting, and sew up a few basics….

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sewing the Lodo Dress
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Floral Lodo Dress

Can you believe this fabric sat on my shelf for 7 months before I finally sewed it up into this dress? I ordered this fabric when I was in my first trimester, and planned to make it into this Lodo Dress. I didn’t intend to make any maternity modifications – if you are new to my blog, go back to some of my maternity posts to learn more about that! – and when I finally had the time to sew this, I realized that this fabric didn’t have enough give to fit comfortably over my belly! So I abandoned that plan for another time. Here’s how it turned out, many months later!!

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