June was productive.
What June was, mostly, though, was hot. And heat makes me retreat to the sewing room, where the air conditioning is.
June also had a few empty spots, which I filled with craft show sewing. Because I'd been neglecting that lately and I need more stock if I'm going to participate again this year, which I am.
So the highlights for June are here - the Chocolate Swirl dress, on me (headless, of course). I wanted to wear it yesterday, but yesterday was 95 and tropically humid, and even though the dress is lined and I know that linen wrinkles, I really didn't feel like looking like a crumpled tissue. Today the temperature dropped back to June, so it went out for a test drive.
I like it.
Another project for June is another version of New Look 6429 in a completely atypical print. When was the last time you've seen me in bright pink? With purple? Photo to follow soon, hopefully. Had a little difficulty with the neckline facing on that dress, which is annoying since I've made it twice before, but every once in a while a familiar pattern throws you a new curve ball. I got it to the wearable point, but I might pick the neckline out again and redo it.
Then again, I might not. It all depends on how I'm feeling about it the next time I put it on.
Mario's shirt is one of my favorite projects in recent memory, (a) because I like making shirts, and (b) because of the color. I like the contrast fabric I used on this project, and I think even though it gave me a few problems, it came out well. Going by his reaction, it's one of the best things I've ever made him.
The craft show sewing consisted of 14 pieces. Yes. 14. I bought an embroidered brocade gown at the thrift store recently, thinking I could cut it up into a few of the small bags I made last year. It stretched to 11 bags. Can I tell you just how sick I was of that fabric by the time I was done? On the other hand, the cost of materials for each bag, including fabric, lining and zipper, was about $1.00 apiece, so I can't argue with that.
Lastly (or actually firstly, since I think it was the earliest project of the month) was the Burda pencil skirt in the stretch black with eyelet border. I've worn this a few times already and can see it becoming a summer favorite.
Once again, I have no specific "next project" lined up, which means I should either trace or do craft show sewing, but neither of those things is how I want to spend my upcoming holiday weekend, so I'd better come up with something in a hurry.