September Makes and My Birthday!

This was an exciting month for me because it was my birthday! I had an amazing time, it was great to spend time with friends and family.

People were very kind and gave me lots of great gifts, some of which were sewing-related!

For quite some time I have been using random heavy items in my house as pattern weights, so I was very excited to receive some pattern weights! What made this even more exciting was that they were reel pattern weights from Foxglove and Field!

I was really keen to try some patterns by Named Clothing and was a particularly fond of the Saraste Top in their book, Breaking the Pattern. So I was quite excited to receive this on my birthday too!

September Makes

I feel like September was a fairly productive month for me, which was partially to do with the fact that I wanted a new dress to wear on my birthday.

I made 2 dresses this month, the first being another Christine Haynes Emery Dress. I was initially planning to wear this on my birthday, but decided to make a different dress because I wasn’t a fan of the fit.

I made a few alterations to this pattern, including adjusting the armholes because this pattern is intended to have sleeves. I also made a pleated skirt instead of a gathered skirt.

I think in future versions I will need to shorten the bodice though.

The second dress I made was another Moneta Dress made from an embroidered mesh. I used the same method of making the dress as when I made my New Years Eve dress. I was really happy with how this one turned out and ended up wearing it on my birthday!

In September I made another pair of Carolyn pyjama pants. This pattern is quickly becoming a favourite of mine! I made this pair from a shark print flannelette that I bought from Spotlight.

I also made my first Tilly and the Buttons project this month – a Marigold jumpsuit. I chose to straighten the neckline though.

I wasn’t too sure about the fit of this garment, I think in future I might go down a size in the bodice and do a full bust adjustment if necessary.

I am keen to make another jumpsuit out of this pattern, but I would probably get a lot more wear out of the trousers.

This month I also made a top for my sister. I found a Gorman-style lemon print linen at Spotlight which I thought she would love, so I made her the Drop Sleeve Top from The Avid Seamstress.

This was the first time I have used this pattern and I thought it was great! The fit was great, the instructions were very easy to follow, and best of all, it is a free pattern!

September was a great month for me, and I am very happy with what I managed to get done this month!

Thanks for reading!

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