Second Quarter Review – 2017

July 5, 2017   /   byCarolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic)  / Categories :  Feeds
Spring sewing is easy sewing ~ well at least for me ~ and I tend to sew more pieces during the spring/summer season. I've made 19 garments during the second quarter of 2017. It sounds like a lot, but quite a bit of this is tops. So for the first six months of 2017, I've sewn a total of 31 items. 

Honestly, I'm kinda amazed at that amount but in the past I didn't make a lot of tops, I bought RTW. Sewing tops/blouses/shirts are quicker makes, at least for me, and they add up quickly. Also it's finally gotten warm here, so I will be turning out more dresses, which take a little longer to sew than tops. 

I have a few trips planned this summer, so while I've gained 2.5 day weekends, I will be missing the sewing cave during some of those weekends. So here is this quarter's sewn garments breakdown.

Eight tops:
Blue pinstriped shirt with lace sleeves


Rose floral button down shirt


Six Concord tees hacks

   - White cotton tee with elastic neckline
   - Black & White color blocked tee
   - Beige Lace knit top with peplum top
   - Gray splattered knit top with flare sleeves
   - Black cotton peplum top (still to be photographed)
   - Black 'n White polka dot tee (still to be photographed)

One topper:
Dashiki print McCalls 7481


Eight dresses:
Saldana Maxidress from SewSewDef Magazine 


McCalls 7542 Flounced Sleeved Dress


Cashmerette Border Print Turner Dress


Cashmerette Lenox Shirtdress


Cashmerette Concord Tee as a dress - black lace ponte with lace sleeves


Cashmerette Concord Tee as a dress - black flamingo sleeve version


Cashmerette Concord Tee as a dress - rose print with split sleeve


Cashmerette Concord Tee as a dress - peach print with flutter sleeve


Two Maxi Skirts:
Black 'n White floral print TNT maxi skirt


Pastel Pale Print floral print TNT maxi skirt


I thought I used to sew a lot before. Though I do have much more time now and I tend to fill it sewing in the cave! My current sewing list has 13 items on it. I'm sewing from the list now, but who knows what will inspire me in the future, and what creative flights of fancy I will take.

Finally, "Thank You!" for following along on my creative endeavors, for talking back in my Question of the Day posts, for leaving comments on my outfits and for following me both here and on Instagram. It is truly appreciated!

...as always more later!



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