Andrea Afrominx

Sew & Tell | April 2017

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to my blog. In this post I’m going to be sharing my April Makes!! πŸ™‚

This was the first official unplanned sewing month and I am extremely happy with ALL my makes. The creativity was allowed to flow freely and I think this has shone through. So lets get into it.

The first of my April makes to show

Is this gorgeous printed two piece.

Made using a vintage Butterick pattern for the skirt and the shell of an old PU top for the top.

The fabric was a gift, and had been sitting in my stash for years (no exaggeration). I had picked up the fabric so may times in the past and never committed to a specific design. This time however was different, as soon as I figured out the direction of the print I was so inspired and instantly knew I wanted to at least make a skirt. The top was a happy accident!


The second make

Was this off-the-shoulder dress using McCalls M6462.

This dress is the perfect summer dress, so comfortable and versatile. The best thing about this dress is that it has inseam pockets!

The third make

Is another dress, I used Vogue pattern V8593 to make this one

It is important to give a separate shout out to the neckline of this dress. It at first looks super complicated, but the instructions help to make an initially daunting task, much simpler.

The fabric was a gift. Another hidden treasure in my stash that had been waiting patiently of the inspiration to encourage me to transform it into a beautiful garment.

The final item to show wasn’t made in April

But rather finished in April. It’s a silk dress I started many years ago and I finally finished it in April. I used Vogue pattern V8666 to make this dress.

The cocktail of feelings I had once this dress was complete are indescribable. To say I was happy, relieved or joyous just do not explain the feelings fully enough.

This was a great “make” to round off the first official unplanned sewing month.

I really enjoyed sewing in April. Maybe the no plans theme is here to stay, at least for now. So make sure you come back soon to find out what I make in May!

Until next time,



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