Monday, July 1, 2013

Monthly Roundup: June 2013

June was a fun month. SwimAlong went well and I did some fun sewing. I got another year more experienced too, so that was good.

I sewed:
1) Kitschy Coo Skater Dress Peplum top for me
2) Kitschy Coo Skater Dress for me
3) Ottobre 03/2013-10 shorts for Logan
4) Ottobre 03/2011-30 swimsuit for Myra
5) Anne Adams 4799 dress for me
6) Closet Case Files Bombshell swimsuit for me
7) Sewing Cake Hummingbird Top (x2) and skirt for me
8) Ottobre "Funky Stripes" shorts for Myra
9) Ottobre 03/2013-10 board shorts for Logan
10) Ottobre 03/2006-10 board shorts for Duncan

That's a total of 12 garments, which is average-ish for me. I'm pleased that I got swimwear sewn for myself and all my kids. I sewed a total of 15.75 yards, but managed to acquire 37 yards. Whew! 20 yards positive is a lot!! So far for the year, I've sewn 121.25 yards and brought in 140.5, which pretty much tells me I was doing fine up until this month. D'oh! Sounds like a fabric fast is in order. As for patterns, I did sew a vintage pattern this month, so yay for that! I also sewed up almost all indie patterns for myself and all Ottobre for the kids. No Big 4 patterns, which is pretty unusual for me.
The biggest sewing action this month by far for me was for our SwimAlong! I had an absolute blast working and playing with Leila this last couple of months. I also learned a lot, sewed a bunch of swimwear and met a ton of awesome sewcialists who also participated. If you haven't checked out the linky party (or if you haven't linked up your swimsuit!) head on over there. The linky party will stay open all summer, so if you are still working on your suit, no worries. Come on over and link when you're ready.
In other sewing news, Myra now has her own machine and is very excited about sewing "all by herself". The machine is a great little vintage number that matches my Singer 603E Touch & Sew. It actually makes a really lovely lockstitch and is really easy to use. Myra's taking to it like a duck to water and has already made a ball gown for Princess Celestia.
I'm sure her love of sewing will wax and wane (as mine has over the years), but it's been really fun sharing my passion with her, and seeing the joy of creation in her eyes.

9 comments:

  1. aaww, loving myra's machine! best not show to my daughter as she will def want one but i've said she need to wait til she's a bit older!

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  2. It's so much fun to teach an excited kid to sew! I hope I get the chance to teach my nieces soon - Niece1 is 5 and probably close to being interested. =)

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  3. Looks like you got a lot accomplished. Running a sewalong is a lot of work!
    Have fun teaching Myra to sew. Its one of my favorite things to do.

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  4. WOW! 12 garments on one month?! That's pretty awesome, I'm not that fast a sewer, at all. Myra at her tiny machine is just adorbs!!

    And, thank you so much for co-hosting the Swimalong Sewalong! It was fantastic, I learned a lot, both about fashions and technical prowess of swimsuits. I have completed my beach cover-up, but am still working on my swimsuit. I will link up when finished!!

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  5. WOW! 12 garments on one month?! That's pretty awesome, I'm not that fast a sewer, at all. Myra at her tiny machine is just adorbs!!

    And, thank you so much for co-hosting the Swimalong Sewalong! It was fantastic, I learned a lot, both about fashions and technical prowess of swimsuits. I have completed my beach cover-up, but am still working on my swimsuit. I will link up when finished!!

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  6. Myra is so stinking cute I just want to pinch her cheeks. And Hooray for her having her own machine! I think if I had been working days when I got one for Felicity she'd be more into it now.

    Also, I wish I had your production output, wow!

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  7. Myra is too cute with her own machine. What a fun thing for her to play with, and a nice way to use up some of your scraps too.

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  8. I'm very impressed with your productivity! Also I love the little machine you found for Myra, I might have to start searching for something similar to stop my daughter using my machine!

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  9. I bought my girls little lockstitch machines when they were in elementary school, and then got them real sewing machines when they got to be teenagers. Even though they don't sew much, they CAN. And they can fix problems with their RTW garments, which is a big bonus. Hooray for Myra being so enthused at such a tender age!

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