What I Made: July

I sewed for me this month! ME! We had a long weekend away in Maryland so I sewed myself two new Dahlia dresses for the trip. The Dahlia dress is hands down the most flattering and practical dress for me at this point. Love it. Going to make myself some longer sleeved ones for the fall. 


For the girls I knocked out some shorts in the butterfly print (double gauze so perfect for this weather) and Rollerskate dresses that I cut out months ago!


For gifts I finished off a playmat and my dad’s birthday nightshirt. 


July was a really good month for sewing. 

What I read: July 

Only two books read in July, but that’s way better than reading no books! 

I made it to the Carribean with Miss Marple and The Carribean Mystery, and hung out with a sanitation worker in The Bees by Laline Paull. The Bees is a weird and wonderful novel set in a hive with the hierarchy of bees. 

On the audiobook front I’m still hanging on to Strike and listened to The Silkworm. Love catching all the clues the second time around. 

What I made: June

First up, I did make it to the post office so all my gifts got mailed out! Go me! 

June was a good sewing month. I made three Rey skirts, an Everyday  Skirt for me and sectional skirts for the girls. Because we all need Rey in our lives. 


The girls skirts are so long they will definitely last until they get to watch StarWars! I really love the pockets and ease of my Eveyday Skirts. I plan on making another one from cord come the fall. 

I battled with stretchy sports knit fabric and it won. Okay, I did managed to make a tennis dress and shorts each for N & Z, but there was so much swearing that I may never sew sports clothes again. But look how cute! 


What I learnt from sewing sports fabric and watching the Sewing Bee episode on active wear is that buying is money well spent. 

And finally, I sewed two Geraniums as baby gifts: a dress & a tunic. 


I really like the Geranium in knit fabric BUT the bodice needs to be longer so that under the arms isn’t so nobbly. 

Almost time to review July’s makes. Eeek! 

What I read: June

I had a really bad Cormoran Strike hangover in June. Real bad. As soon as I finished reading ‘Career of Evil’ I started listening to the audiobook of ‘Cuckoo’s Calling’. That was my audiobook for June. Loved it! 

My reading hangover was so bad I only read Bill Bryson’s ‘Notes From a Small Island’ which was a delight. Bryson is so naughty. Nails the small island perfectly but he’s a wag. 

So it cured me of my hangover and I was raring to read again come July which was good because this month has been a hot, gloopy mess. 

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