So there we go. I didn't end up completing the blog challenge after all, but that's ok. I think I was just extremely daunted by the idea of writing a post a day for 30 days! Either way, I may not have been writing, but I haven't been lazing about doing nothing by any means!
With that being said, here is some clothing I completed over the summer:
shirt is cotton voile I picked up earlier this year at the old Honest
Ed's fabricland (I miss it so much now! :'(...). The pattern I adapted
from the "Portrait Blouse" pattern in Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing.
The different sizing system was a bit confusing at first (different
from the paper pattern sizing/adjustments I'm accustomed to), but having
made it up now, I like how high the armscye is in this pattern, and the
fit is decently good. Among the adjustments I did, I decided not to go
to all the work of putting in a size zipper for what amounted to a
t-shirt (what's the point of tee's if they're difficult to make, am I
right?) so I took out the tucks in the front and back and left it as a
pullover. This changed the fit a bit, but it still works decently for my
purposes. I also changed the neckline facing to a bias self-fabric
strip, because the material was a bit too light for a thicker interfaced
this skirt I didn't use a pattern at all- just a tube pleated onto a
waistband. I made the length so that I hope it will work for cycling;
this seems to be about the length to keep a skirt out of the gears, and
at the same time keep you nicely covered while riding. I actually
pleated it last winter, but recently finished all the fastenings at the
top so that it is actually functional! I really like the dotted print on
the fabric... I find it to be a pleasantly busy pattern.
Now back to school for me. Hope summer has been good for you too, dear readers!