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September: What have I been sewing?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019

This month has been rather quiet for my personal wardrobe due to private reasons. I have sewn a few items for the shop, some samples for future courses and the first sample of the new Lara Tunic.

For the shop, I made a few of tunics and sold one of my dresses. Madina (the girl who is wearing it in the picture below) chose her fabric & dress: the Grace Dress in Hot Pink with matching hairband. This month, I added a limited edition (only 5 tunics available) in a fabric I had in my stash for a couple of years. And now, only 2 are left. A new tunic is going to be available in a pink gingham fabric. The fabric is called a seersucker which is a lightweight textured cotton. A dream to wear during the hot weather.

The same type of fabric I also have in a fine-striped seersucker with embroidered flamingos - which is going to be a new dress coming to you next month. This will be a casual dress with elasticated waist and small button front. So, keep your eyes peeled. I am sure you will love it as much as I do.

Despite it being end of September, I already started thinking about Christmas. I made samples for a workshop where young and old can sew their own Christmas stocking. Dates & places will be announced soon.

In my sewing courses, we made tote bags in Taster Session and a dress in the Dressmaking 2 workshop.

Right at the beginning of the month, I participated in a sewing challenge on Instagram and made a Kaftan Dress in a gorgeous viscose-linen.

I have made another casual Shirtdress for me - my favourite Alex Shirtdress - in a Chambray* with palm trees, hibiscus flowers and surfer girls. The pattern is a loose fit and I love wearing it as a day dress. Most likely I will be sewing another in the flamingo seersucker mentioned above.

*Chambray and denim are often confused for one another, they’re not exactly the same fabric. A chambray is a plain weave fabric woven with a coloured yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft. Like chambray, denim is made with a coloured yarn in the warp and white in the weft, but is woven in a twill construction. The chambray’s warp and weft threads will alternate one over the other, while denim’s warp thread will go over two threads in the weft before going under one. Typically, you will notice a lighter colour to the underside of a denim fabric, whereas the underside of chambray will appear much more similar to its face side.

I have one dress almost complete: it is another Vintage shirtdress and I just have to finish the armholes, button placket and hem. I give you a little preview below. I used the fabric from Lisa Comforts range which I bought during our London trip in May. Check out my fabric haul for this.

I also had a little unplanned motivational break. Last week, I was ready to sew something and sat in my room and didn't know what I wanted to make. I went through all my gorgeous fabric stash and had nothing in mind. If the coat patterns would have been already prepared, I would have started our coats. So I decided I wanted to sew a dress for someone else. One of my friends had her birthday in September and I gifted her a dress, she picked the pattern and fabric which should be on the way to me tomorrow.

I prepared you a little look book to flick through my handmade garments for September.

What have you been sewing this month?

Thanks for hanging out with me.

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