May round-up and June sewing plans

Okay, I’m really getting into the swing of thinking of my sewing in monthly chunks. Not sure why this is so helpful to me, but it is what it is. May’s plans are here, should you be interested. But now on to what ACTUALLY happened in May…

Blogged in May:

The month was rather dominated by my Me Made May roundups (Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 and Week 5) but I did blog my main sewing projects completed in April: The Gertie Skirtie, The Knit Sweetheart Top (black tank version) and the Jalie Drop Pocket Cardigan. I may not bother blogging my simpler April makes (knickers and Daisy’s skirts), or I might lump them together in a future post if I make more knickers. Who knows…

Sewing done in May:

L-R: Denim stars Cleo dress, Striped Knit Sweetheart Top AND Rockabilly headtie, Spotty maxi dress (based on Knit Sweetheart Top)

Clockwise from top left: A refashion of an RTW dress, adding wide gathered straps; Alabama Chanin corset top; Gabriel’s sun hat.

Those last two aren’t completed, but just need some handsewing to finish them off. Not much for the hat, but the corset top is going to take a while as I’ll be flat felling the seams and sewing on all the binding by hand, true AC style!

I didn’t get around to everything on my sewing list. I’ve cut fabric for two more pairs of knickers for me, but Gabriel’s boxers, Daisy’s apron and my chiffon kimono haven’t even been cut yet. However, I figured I was being overly ambitious at the time so am I bovvered? No, not bothered.

I have also done some prep for some of the more complicated patterns I want to make over the summer. More on that below…

Money spent: £94.05

Patterns: £26.55, Haberdashery: £12.58, Fabric £54.92

Okay, that’s way more than I thought I’d spend considering this was meant to be a “lean” month. However, most of that was in the most recent bank holiday sales, and after I’d had my final royalty payment from my now sadly defunct publisher. Also, I’ll probably be getting £11.81 of the money spent on patterns back, as I haven’t received the download for the Maria Denmark Edith Shirtdress and have opened a Paypal dispute as my emails haven’t been responded to. Has this company gone out of business? Who knows…

June sewing plans:


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