August Project Round-up // Sewing For Women

August 2018 was one of my very favorite sewing months ever. I feel like I made so many staple wardrobe pieces and they have already been worn non-stop! I decided that it really needed it's own round-up post.

First up; I made a pair of Blackwood Cardigans.

This pattern is an ABSOLUTE staple in my wardrobe! It's a cozy layer that is practical, but the hip-length makes it stylish and helps me feel put together, no matter what I throw it on top of.

I batch sewed the cardigans, so they were finished at the same time. I made the same slight fit alterations to both. I shortened the bodice by 1 inch, and the hem band by 1 inch as well. Next time, I will take an inch out of the sleeve length as well.

This dreamy, creamy 1x1 rib knit is from Imagine Gnats, and is blogged HERE.

Outfit: Blackwood Cardigan; Tank = Target; Lander Shorts

The next one is made up in a textured stripe knit in white, also from Imagine Gnats, click HERE for the fabric. This knit doesn't have the same amount of recovery as the 1x1 rib, and I like the slouchier fit that it has. However, the sleeves ended up way too long. I still need to take a couple of inches off the sleeve length and re-attach the cuff.

Outfit: Blackwood Cardigan; Union St Tee, blogged HERE; Morgan Jeans, blogged HERE

I also snagged some Olive Green Cone Mills Denim at the beginning of the month, and even though it wasn't in the plans, I carved out some time to sew up a pair of Lander Shorts from it, because... !!!!!

If it were socially acceptable to wear them every day, I would definitely do it this fall! 😄 Click HERE to read the blog post about them.

I was into sewing pairs this month. I sewed a pair of Willamette Tops next.

I have had this pattern since the release and just never got around to sewing it. I'm very much regretting my procrastination because I missed out on so much goodness for so long!

This blue stripe version was my test round of the pattern. It turned out perfect and I made no additional changes to the second version!

The fabric is a lightweight cotton shirting from Joann's, and the button is from my stash.

The second is made in hemp/organic cotton, available at Imagine Gnats, all the fit and pattern alteration details are blogged HERE.

Whew! There's still more!!

Up next is my very favorite make, probably ever. I made a Fringe Dress with a Wrap Front Hack, and blogged the process and tutorial over at Chalk and Notch. Make sure to head HERE to read the post!

Lastly, I made another pattern hack. See? I was really into the pairs this month!

This is my jumpsuit sewn from absolutely incredible Italian linen. You can read all the information HERE!

And there they are! I feel like they create an unintentional little capsule wardrobe as a bonus! They've all been hanging on this rack, one-by-one, as they came off the machines. I wear them and just put them right back, because I'm enjoying the eye candy for now!

Stay tuned for September's makes, because there is quite a line-up coming this month too!

Link Round-up:

Blackwood Cardigan
Union St Tee
Morgan Jeans
Lander Shorts
Willamette Shirt
Wrap Front Fringe Dress
DIY Jumpsuit


  1. Love the idea of working in pairs! you give me inspiration to schedule time with my machines. Love your rack - where is it from?

    1. The rack is SONGMICS brand, and I got it on Amazon. :)

    2. Thank you! found some really useful pieces made by Songmic. And your posting got me back to my sewing machine, I have a pair of Blackwoods cut out, and a Fringe to cut today!


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