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Coming up later this month as part of Indie Pattern Month, The monthly stitch are holding an Indie fan girl sewing challenge.

The goal is to create an outfit using 2 or more patterns from a single Independent Designers’ range.   The contest runs from 22 – 28 June.

There are lots of fabulous prizes including a $50 gift voucher from Stitch 56 which I am donating.

My favourite designer at the moment is Sewaholic.  My fan girl outfit is made with two of Tasia’s latest patterns – Gabriola Maxi skirt and Belcarra Blouse.

These photos were taken from a recent long weekend away on Macleay Island in Moreton Bay.  It was so very windy!

I have made the maxi skirt before.  This time I used an Amy Bulter quilting voile (Tapestry Rose in Linen from Hawthone Threads).  It is fully lined with a flesh coloured bemsilk lining.

I only bought 4 yards of this fabric and didn’t have enough to attempt to pattern match.  I don’t think it matters too much as the print, even though it is big, is quite busy.

The blouse is made from a lovely shirting fabric that has a pink chambray look to it.  I picked it up at Trads at Cannon Hill for $5/m.

I love this outfit, however – it doesn’t fit me.  It is just a little bit big all over.

I used the same pattern pieces in the same size as my first skirt.  I had to take off the waist band and take the side seams in a little.  Though I didn’t do it enough.

I made the Belcara blouse following the recent sew along.  Having someone go through each step of the process with you is so very nice.

The measurements on the belcarra pattern suggested a size 12 for me.  I actually cut a size 10 wanting a slimmer fit.  Unfortunately again this was not enough and it is a little roomy through the bust and shoulders.

Even thought it was quite a windy day you can see that this outfit swims on me.  

I do love it so much though.  It is very feminine and pretty.  I will wear both pieces, but probably not together.  The oversized shirt looks great with my skinny jeans.  And the skirts’ fit can be disguised with a tighter top and a cardigan.  In fact I might just wear it to work today.

So get your entries in to the Indie fan girl competition.  I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.