My June makes and July plans

Hellllooo! It’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted. Going back to work full time has impacted my sewing and it’s been a bit hectic so I’ve not really felt like sewing much . The beginning of June was quite productive but then the last couple of weeks I’ve done no sewing! I’m looking forward to the summer holidays in a few weeks time where I’m hoping to get lots of sewing done! As usual, I have lots of plans!

Here’s a look at what I completed in June.

Tilly & the Buttons – Tabitha Tshirt dress

tabitha tshirt dress

I managed to complete this! Yay! I made it in a black based floral jersey that I got from Material Girl Laura. I absolutely love this fabric and have a Tabitha T-shirt in the same fabric. I like the dress but it doesn’t fit me exactly right. I plan on making a couple of adjustments to the pattern and then having a go at making it again. Once I’ve nailed the fit, I think I will get lots of wear out of it!

Friday Pattern Co- Sagebrush Top

Sagebrush top wearing

I think this is my new favourite pattern! I love it so much! In fact, I love it so much, I’ve almost finished my second one! The one I’ve completed is in a blue cotton dobby from Felicity Fabrics. I’ve also almost finished one in a cream double gauze with gold dots. It’s so beautiful. Seriously, this is a great pattern! I’m planning a gingham one next and I also want to hack it into a dress!

Named Clothing – Saraste Blouse

saraste top

This was a project that I started around a year ago and have never completed! At the time, my sewing machine wouldn’t do button holes and I made a right mess of the armhole binding! Fast forward a year, I unpicked the binding and re-attached it properly. I also decided to put snaps on it instead of buttons because I thought the colours looked better! It’s great! I’m so pleased I took the time to finish it properly!

Paper Theory – Olya Shirt

I’d sewn most of this last month, I just needed to do buttons and button holes and I’m glad to report that they all got done! The shirt is now complete. Photos coming soon!


Onto my plans for July…

First of all, I plan on finishing my Sagebrush Top in double gauze and I may even make my gingham version as well!

I’ve also started a pair of Flint pants by Megan Nielsen but the waistband isn’t working out as it should for me so I’ve put them to one side. I may pick them back up soon!

Paper Theory – Kabuki Tee


I bought the Kabuki Tee pattern during the Sewing Weekender with the discount code and I have 2m of the new Mind the Maker Urban Leo viscose twill in the yellow and navy colour way. I think that would make a fab Kabuki Tee!

Paper Theory – Miller Trousers

miller trousers

It’s another month of love for Paper Theory patterns! I want a pair of Miller trousers that I can wear out in public and to work as they are super comfy! I’m going to make a pair in black linen viscose as they will go with so many different tops!

That’s all I have for firm plans but I still have lots of other options that are calling out to me and I may make. These include:

  •  The Avid Seamstress – Sheath Dress
  •  The Avid Seamstress – Sun Dress
  •  Tilly & the Buttons – Alexa Jumpsuit
  •  Sew Over It – Alba Skirt
  •  Deer & Doe – Myosotis Dress
  •  Friday Pattern Company – Wilder Top
  •  Friday Pattern Company – Sagebrush dress
  •  Tilly & the Buttons – Tabitha TShirt and Dress

As usual, these plans could completely change! I’m already so tempted by Helen’s Closet’s latest pattern!

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