So we are now halfway through the year and halfway through the Sew My Style challenge and isn’t this year just whizzing past?
I thought I would do a little round up of my thoughts on the challenge so far.
January – The Sunny Dress
While I was pleased with my finished Sunny dress, it hasn’t really had that much wear. Although it is a really easy dress to throw on over tights if you need to look put together, without really spending any effort in reality! I think I was never really happy with the fit of the sleeves but I still really love that curved hemline. Not a total fail but not the biggest win either!
February – The Rumana Coat
The Rumana coat was a real labour of love. It was definitely not a speedy make and involved a lot of cutting out on the floor, due to the length of some of the pattern pieces. I am really glad I kept mine at the longer length – I think it gives it a lovely silhouette.
I chose to make mine from a cupro, which meant that I did have to make some adjustments to the pattern to allow for a lighter weight fabric. I really love the bright flash of contrasting lining. I will definitely make this pattern again from a wool blend so that I have a chic winter coat.
March – The Kalle Shirt
This has to be one of my favourite makes of this year so far! I love the combination of this fabric for the cropped version of the Kalle. I have worn this a lot already and keep finding new things to pair it with. I made the popover placket and used some cute heart shaped Prym snaps for closures. I also used a contrasting Liberty fabric for the inner yoke and collar band.
I think this is a super versatile pattern with so many different options for customisation – who could ever get bored with it?!
April – The Marigold Jumpsuit
I had to make some adaptions to the Marigold pattern to make it something I was happy with and that I felt would suit me. I changed the trousers to a wider leg culotte and also fully lined the bodice. I am pleased with the finished garment, however, I haven’t really worn it yet as the fabric is a teeny bit sheer and I feel it would be better suited to being worn on holiday, although with the impending heatwave in the UK, this might see some action this week!
May – The Myosotis Dress
I really wasn’t that sold on the Myosotis when I first saw the line drawings. I decided to go all in though and make my version with all of the ruffles but I made it from a super floaty viscose so that it wasn’t boxy on me. I actually ended up really loving this dress so much and have worn it so many times already. It was a pretty quick and easy make and I will definitely make another.
June – The Suki Kimono
As much as I love the dressing gown/robe versions of the Suki, I was really keen to make the daytime cover up hack version that Helen had done on her blog. I love the look of a kimono over a vest and jeans/shorts so this was the one for me. My only issue was choosing between all the lovely fabrics. I am really pleased with the fabric that I did choose in the end – it is so bright and colourful and the kimono pattern really shows off the fabric.
Sew My Style – Month 1-6 Round Up
It’s quite interesting looking at the six garment so far as a collection. Quite subconsciously, I have picked a palette that goes really well together so there are definitely possibilities for items to be worn together and mixed and matched. The July pattern is the Lander pants and I may have already made a pair as I just couldn’t wait. They already fit nicely into this capsule collection so I am really pleased with how it is going so far!
It’s not too late to join in with the challenge – visit my post here for details on how to sign up to take advantage of the discounted patterns.