September 2019 Makes

I actually sewed some things last month! (besides a lot of panties and bralettes, of course) My September Makes vlog is up on my Youtube channel now, so you can see these three garments in motion and hear my thoughts about them.

First up, the Penny shirt/dress by Sew Over It. The pattern is for a dress, but I used a hack published on the Sew Over It blog to transform it into a tie-front shirt. The end result feels very rockabilly to me! I like it, but I would add more length to a future version.

Next is the Justine skirt, a free pattern for a midi-length, button-front pleated skirt from Ready to Sew. Looooove how this turned out, using a designer wool remnant I picked up from the Fabric Sales years ago. It’s a thin wool (like, for men’s suit pants) and the weight is just perfect for this skirt without being too heavy, but it will still be nice and warm for Fall and Winter.

And the last garment I made last month is the Trapeze bodysuit, a pattern by Studio Calicot (formerly known as Kommatia Patterns). I’m a big fan of bodysuits, and I love the dramatic open back! Plus, the yoke going across the shoulder blades is great for helping to ensure the shoulders don’t just flop out of the whole thing. I’m not sure if I’d rush into making a second version, because I don’t desperately need another open-backed bodysuit, but I’m really happy with how this one turned out.

I don’t have many definite garment plans for October (and, ouf, we’re already half way through the month!) other than lots of lingerie (as usual), but I hope you enjoyed seeing these three garments that I made!