Shibori Brumby Skirt + Knit Eucalypt Tank

Ahhhh….summer’s last gasp!  This is the last of my summer sewing- I made this outfit for a trip we took to Los Angeles in August.  Every time I take a trip I feel like I need to sew a new outfit (or two), why is that??  But I am glad I did, I loved wearing this and it was sooooo hot there.DSC_0200 So this is a Megan Nielsen Brumby skirt, made in the softest, dreamiest, floaty rayon fabric.  I love this stuff.  I got it here locally at Bolt, but last time I was there it looked like it was sold out.  Sad :(  I would totally buy more.DSC_0235 I’m always a fan of Megan’s patterns, and this one is super cute with different options for length, fullness and pockets.  The pockets make the skirt for me, really- they are huge!  And it’s not that I want to pack a bunch of stuff around in them but I just think they look cool :)  DSC_0198 It’s a high waisted skirt, and the waistband is meant to be tight- from what I can tell it is drafted with no ease…but it’s just not comfortable to me.  Part of the problem is my body is very short and I think it’s too wide for me, it bunches up at the top.   Sooooo, when I bring it back out next spring/summer I will probably redo the waistband with a little bit of ease added in and some of the width taken off.  It feels like a lot of work because I’ll have to redo the zip too.  Worth it for sure, but I’ve moved on to fall/winter stuff and can’t be bothered with it right now.DSC_0201 The tank is a knit version on Megan’s Eucalypt tank/dress pattern.  I wanted a simple, slightly oversized white tank and this turned out just how I imagined!  I made my normal size and the only change I made was to narrow the straps.  I’ll probably make a couple more of these next summer because it’s just so easy to wear!DSC_0247 I’ve also got a Watson bra hiding under there…I won’t really be blogging about bra making but I have definitely been bitten by the bug!  You can catch some peeks of that adventure on my Instagram page, here :)DSC_0260***Necklace by Native Clutter, because obviously.
DSC_0215I am in full fall/winter sewing mode now, working on a few things I want to get done before Camp Workroom Social– I am so excited to meet everyone and hang/sew in nature for the weekend, woohoo!!