August Garment of the Month

It has been ages since I last posted! I have been travelling to with work to Chicago, Vancouver and Abu Dhabi and my fabric stash has grown considerably as a result. However, my sewing mojo disappeared for the month of July and August, but finally it seems to have returned.



This pattern is New Look 6049 which I have made previously here. I was keen to try this in a non-stretch fabric as I was sure that it would affect the fit. I was right and as a result this version is slightly tight across the bust. I added 2.5 inches to the length and went out to a very generous size 16 at the hips to ensure that I would have ease to walk and sit comfortably. My final adjustment was to increase the narrow shoulder adjustment I had made previously. The neckline now lies flat which is great. 


The fabric costs £3 and there was only 1 metre left when I picked it up at Nags Head Market in the Holloway area of London, close to where I live. I had originally gone to the market to get some meat from the butchers and somehow came home with 6 metres of fabric!! I have no idea exactly what the fibre content is, but I know that there are some man-made fibres in it. It washed beautifully and was a dream to sew with. I lined the dress with yellow lining from Simply Fabrics for £1 per metre. 


This is not usually a colour that I would wear, but I am really pleased with how it turned out, and the more I wear and look at this dress the more I love it. I am also delighted with the fit. Only some minor tweaks and I think that I will have the perfect shift dress pattern for my shape. 


You can see my Pattern Review here. 

My September garment of the month is going to be view E of McCalls 6562. At the moment I feel as though I have a gap in my wardrobe for nice tops I can wear on a night out with jeans. I will play it by ear and see if there are any other items that take my fancy, as I am just happy that my sewing mojo is back and I am making a dent in my fabric stash.  

How did your Summer sewing go? Did you accomplish everything that you set out for? 

Happy Sewing!


Comments

  1. I have wondered where you were! Very cute dress! Looks super versatile!

    My summer sewing went pretty much as planned. I'm moving on to fall though!

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    1. Thank you! I know, it was so strange writing a blog post again - felt like ages. I am excited too for fall sewing. I have a few knits in my stash that are waiting to be made into some transitional pieces.

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  2. I like your color choice as it is very pleasant.
    My summer sewing went well. I did stray from my monthly choices. I have one more outfit that I want to finish and wear before October.

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  3. Great dress, and a nice fit too.

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  4. Very pretty! And you got a beautiful fit on this version. Lovely.

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  5. Like this dress very much. It looks like the sort of garment that will be suitable for multiple occasions and will take you into Autumn with the addition of a jacket or wrap.

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  6. Lovely dress and I think the fit is already fabulous. You look gorgeous in it!

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  7. I love the pattern! And the dress - really suits you :-)

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  8. This looks really gorgeous on you, even though it not your normal. And you have nailed the fit.

    No wonder the mojo disappeared - traveling for work must be quite draining.

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  9. I love this dress on you. It fits you beautifully and the colors are fantastic on you as well. Great job!

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  10. Cute lady and dress is cute too. Did I read a yellow lining?

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