We still cranked out a lot of clothing during the middle of the month, including another Advance 9441 that will get it's own post. Mainly because I took so many pictures and can't whittle them down to one. So you have that pic heavy post to look forward to. For now feast your eyes on a plethora of tops and a few bottoms that are no longer stashed fabrics.
1. Comino Cap
Finally decided I was keeping this yard of mermaid jersey for me. Sorry/Not sorry kids in my life. No changes to this baby, just hot pink mermaid goodness.
2. Maison Fleur 1301 Top View 2
This was supposed to be another version of View one, but the cotton sateen seemed a bit too thick for shoulder ties. No worries, it's easy to convert the top to view 2 mid project. All you need to do is cut off the ties on the back an put some buttonholes in the front ties. A few self covered buttons were added to the front for a decorative element.
3. Nettie with cap sleeves and gathers.
Somehow I didn't make a short sleeve black Nettie last year. What! Well that oversight must be fixed immediately. To spice the pattern up I added a few minor tweaks. First the normal Nettie short sleeve was swapped out with a cap sleeve that I'd drafted way, way back for the Fauxneta. Second I gathered up the CF with a 1/4" x 1.5" piece of black elastic. Easy, Peasy.
4. Edith and Self Drafted circle skirt
Yep, I really like the Edith pattern and keep adding them to my closet. More prints! More Colors! And what could be better for summer than a sea themed vintage cotton version? Nothing! After that was finished, I decided to sew another self drafted circle skirt for a snazzy new outfit.
At long last a use for those Lillestoff remnants that are too big to throw away! I've been sewing the mid rise version because I'm turning onto an old lady who likes her underwear bigger and bigger. They have excellent "check coverage" for those of us with plenty of junk in the trunk. I'll be sewing up a least a week's worth and while chackling with delight.
The stash busting contest was a fun challenge and did make me sew up more yardage than I normally do. Nothing like a good dose of competition to get one cranking out all those things on the sewing list. Still I'm looking forward to July, using new fabrics and not feeling guilty about picking up my knitting.