All this rain is reminding me big time of the first time I went to summer camp and it rained exactly like this the whole week. They moved our outdoor camp out night to a barn, where, after a series of unfortunate events I ended up peeing my pants. In my sleeping bag. I didn't tell anyone, but I'm sure someone must have figured it out considering it happened on a Wednesday and I didn't get picked up until the Saturday. I have way too many awesome stories about me peeing when and where I was not supposed to. It was the curse of being a nervous girl-child combined with a good amount of sleep walking.
That is all to say that I am all right waiting for summer to get here. Sometimes it's not all that it's cracked up to be. Besides, I have more sewing to do. This is a variation on Simplicity 2798 which I've written about before. It contains those magic bust size adjustments which makes it worth tracking down even though it's out of print (you can still get it online but big fabric stores usually won't have it). I made similar adjustments (facing the back and front and doing a button closure instead of a zipper) as I did the last time. Instead of making a dress, I blended the two side panel pieces together and cut it out as a shirt. Next time I'm going to try a boat neck and use a print for the bottom instead, because I've been wearing the heck out this shirt the last few weeks. The print is Liberty Tana Lawn. That stuff is expensive, but part of the reason to make your own clothes is to use fabric you love. And I love this stuff. A little goes a long way. Jessica made a sweet version of the dress with some great notes on petite adjustments (I'll try not to hate her and her cuteness).
This is another out of print pattern: Jalie 965 (you can still find it in stores that sell Jalie and from Pattern Review). I know Jalie makes similar basic T Shirt patterns and in spite of having some crazy photo styling on their covers, these patterns are solid. All the details about this one are over at Bolt Neighborhood.
Me Made May did not go quite as well as I'd hoped, but I have worn almost every wearable made-by-me thing in my closet. The flickr pool regularly blows my mind and is keeping me plenty occupied tracking down patterns for consideration. Summer will get here when it gets here. And Sam isn't old enough for sleep away camp, so I don't have too much to worry about.