This shirt is one that I sewed up at the retreat.  I copied it off a RTW shirt that I had in my closet that was getting faded and had some holes in the front.  I had it all cut out ahead of time, so I just had to sew it up when I got there.  I did need to try to find a notion for the back cut out area, so I got that while we were fabric shopping.

The cut out is a bit of a fail in my mind.  It isn’t quite even on each side and didn’t go on the open circle silver thing very well.  First try, and all that!  Next time I will have to practice on some scrap fabric first to figure out how best to make it work.

The maxi skirt is my normal maxi skirt pattern, only I cut the pattern up so I could place godets in the two front seams.  I think I had about 2.5 – 3 yards of fabric for this skirt and there wasn’t much left.  I had to piece together a few of the godets, too.

One thing I have found with making maxi skirts is that you need to choose a thicker knit.  This is a pretty thin knit, and it is see-through if I stand in front of a light source.  I can wear a slip with it, but during the summer that is too hot.


Sorry for the crappy pictures, but my camera was not focusing very well this time.

Next up for me is to try to make something with this fabric:


I am thinking of making a kimono sleeve wrap top and a pencil skirt with some flounces sew into some seams.  I am still contemplating.

The kids are off to the relatives for the week on the farm, so I have time to get some things done…hopefully!  I have a mountain of laundry to do after the kids contracted lice from the day camp that they attend.

That was fun!  Not!

I even had it.  Ugh.  That was one thing I didn’t want to cross off of my summer bucket list.  Luckily, in our larger metro area we have a lice removal place.  Totally worth the money to have them take the lice out of our hair.  Now hopefully the other parents at the day camp will be checking their kids and removing the lice.  If you ever have the misfortune, and have a lice removal place near you, I would totally recommend it.

Oh, and then my husband got rear-ended on his way home from getting his head checked out (he’s the only one that didn’t have it).  Kai was in the car with him, and luckily they were unhurt.  The car is another thing, though.

It has been a trying last week!