Saturday, July 4, 2009

June: Month End Review

Stash parity was not achieved this month, not by a long shot. There were a few more yards purchased than sewn - 13.5 sewn, and 36 moved in.

Must sew faster.

This month I made 8 pieces, evenly split: 2 pairs of pants, 2 tops, 2 dresses and 2 more of the Ottobre tank, one from a remnant of gray knit (with hot pink stitching) and the other a recycled tshirt.

The pants were Ottobre as well, the capris from 2/09, with a little tweaking. The second pair of pants was actually a UFO from last year, and I still haven't gotten around to reviewing them.

The dresses were Simplicity 2724 (also still needs to be reviewed) and BWOF 2/08 #113, which I absolutely love. I love it so much made a second version - about which I've said enough.

One of the tops was for me - BWOF 4/09 silk/cotton tunic - and the other was for a co-worker. Every time I wear my BWOF 1/08 wrap top she says how much she likes it, so I finally got around to making one for her. Now if I could just get her to hold still while wearing it - I told her that photography is the price of getting something made just for her, but so far she's not cooperating, though she's worn it twice already. The fabric was a doily-print slinky from that I could never decide if I liked for me or not. It definitely suits her, though.


Rose said...

There must have been something in the air that stimulated fabric purchases in June. My stash parity was dismal last month, also. Maybe it was the rain, Summer arriving, or too many tempting sales. *sigh* At least I have some wonderful fabric and, from what I've seen, you do also. I think you had quite a productive month. I really like the garments that you made.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Okay you are definitely producing more than me even if you aren't reaching stash parity. Because I'm not making as many garments and buying more fabric than you...something is not right with this picture!!! *LOL*

Gretchen the Household Deity said...

Ah, stash parity. I dream of it, but not enough to stop buying fabric.

Rachel said...

You have been productive. I have decided that it is not so much that I don't have enough time but that I have a short attention span.

Meg said...

Wow, Karen, and I thought I got a lot done in June! Piddling compared to you.