Sew Diary – What I Made in March (2022)

Admittedly, I had to look back at my Instagram grid to find out what I made in March – life has been so packed and busy my days, weeks, and months all seem to roll into one…

I started with a Charm Patterns Stanwyck Skirt as I have been trying to add a few more separates to my wardrobe – I chose to make it in a green twill from The Rag Shop and now I need one in every colour.

Following this, I realised the cotton jersey which I also bought from The Rag Shop went perfectly with this shade of green so I ran off another Tilly and the Buttons Pearl Cardigan. I actually prefer this cardigan pattern when made up in lighter fabrics like this cotton jersey as it seems almost like a wrap top rather than I cardigan.

I loved the finished look of the cardigan in cotton jersey that I decided to sew up another one in the red cotton jersey I bought from Jenny Stitches Fabrics to make a Charm Patterns Barbie Top.

Unlike the versions above, I made a looser, less figure-hugging version of Pearl from a beautiful cotton pointelle from Felicity Fabrics. I think the sun coming out has made me plan for warmer days this week but, let’s face it, it’s Ireland, so even on the sunniest days, I’ll need layers for evenings and humid weather is no time for figure hugging cardigans!

I revisited a favourite pattern of mine – the Schultz Apparel Gerda Dress. It appeals to me because it bridges the divide between vintage and modern fashion; it is at once an everyday dress and a statement with its large collar and statement sleeves – the fabric I used was a poly-viscose blend gifted to me by Minerva in exchange for a blog post.

Minerva also sent me the fabric I used to make the Seamwork Brooklyn Skirt which was a real faff (although it worked out in the end and you can read about it here).

My top patterns are constantly fluctuating but ever since I made the Cashmerette Alcott Dress, it has firmly positioned itself on my ‘classics’ list. There’s a lot to be said for a pattern that’s drafted with curves in mind. I used a lovely rose print viscose jersey from Rainbow Fabrics to make this version.

Another all time favourite pattern I revisited in March was the Sew Over It Marguerite Dress. I am so excited to know that Sew Over It are launching a new vintage e-book soon! The fabric I used for this has been waiting in my stash for spring – a viscose from The Rag Shop.

If you’ve been following my YouTube or Instagram account, you will know I have also taken a real liking to cross stitch so the other thing I made was a little biscornu (pin cushion) – the Cotton and Twine subscription box project for the month and I LOVE it. It is so cute.

I have to admit, I have lots of cute plans for April and am looking foward to those.

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