May sewing got shuffled to the side in all the excitement of giveaway week. As I mentioned before, my May project was actually finished in June. This wouldn't have been the case if things had gone according to plan (do they ever?), but it worked out.
My May sewing was....a process. Of course, as soon as I announced that I planned to sew a scantily-clad summer dress, the weather shifted to cold/rainy. I lost my motivation towards the pursuit of all things summer. I spent too much time thinking and started having second thoughts about how the fabric would work with the pattern. I decided to save Butterick 6655 for a piece of jersey fabric and began working on Simplicity 7671 instead. Things seemed to be going well. I got all the way to the hand-stitching before I tried it on and decided I hated it. The fit; the fabric; it was funky. I felt like a five year old in a paint smock. No good. My entire ambition is to create a wearable wardrobe.
I considered starting from scratch, but I was already past my deadline and hated the idea of wasting the fabric. Then, a salvaging contingency plan was born! I cut my dress at the waist and gathered it. Then, I fabricated a waist band from scrap, fused a heavy interfacing to it and faced it with my lining fabric. VOILA!
I'm thrilled with my end result. High waisted skirts are possibly the most flattering garment, ever, right? I'm giving the skirt a test-run today. I'm fairly positive it's going to earn a place in summer wardrobe rotation.
... On a completely separate, but not entirely unrelated note, I'm blocking my June Sweater!
Knitting for people who aren't on hand to measure is a little scary, so I borrowed a sweater from my dad's closet and used it as my blocking template. A finished sweater in time for Father's Day is definitely within reach. Maybe this month will be the month I finally get myself together and back on schedule...maybe.