Happy June!

This month is the kickoff for #OAL2017, hosted by Lladybird and Andi at Untangling Knots. The terms are flexible and generous: Between June 1 and July 31, knit one item and sew one item to make a complete outfit.

I’m knitting the Rondeur by Mercedes Tarasovich in Wildwood Yarn’s Pima Silk Handpaint.


I’m sewing (and drafting) an a-line skirt that I’ll make in a blue shot cotton as a lighter-weight alternative to denim.

shot cotton
Shot cotton in “Blue Jean” from Kaffe Fassett.


There’s also a “Summer of  Basics” make-along sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, Fringe Association, and Grainline Studios.  I seriously considered participating in this one too, but decided to skip it for two  reasons.

First, I have a small wardrobe that mostly consists of “basics,” so they get a lot of exposure and wear. I need to be able to rely on them and my skills aren’t quite there yet.

Second, I’ve learned from my participation in #100days100blocks2017 that I really, really miss working with color. I’m incredibly privileged to have the time and resources to think and act along these lines.

Are you participating in any summer sewalongs? Do you make your own basics?


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