Summer Sewing

Years ago I tried sewing and for some reason it just didn’t click with me. I think part of the reason was patience and time, and even the fact I found it to be slightly tedious.  But after seeing all the  hand sewn clothes being made and shared on Instagram for #memademay2019, something rekindled my desire to try sewing again.   

As posted earlier I jumped on the bandwagon and made several tops, all of which I absolutely love.  I have really been enjoying using the Shirt No. 1 pattern by Sonja Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing and have plans of making four more tops in a Robert Kaufman linen cotton blend that I’m head over heels in love with.  




The prints and solids are part of the Robert Kaufman Essex Line and Balboa Lines that I just purchased from Hawthorne Supply Co.  All the fabric has been washed and dried, and the only negative is the terrible fraying on the solid fabric.  I know fraying is a common issue with this type of fabric so French seams will be a must.

I am also planning to make Indygo Essentials Slight Sleeve Top and Tunic out of Debbie Maddy’s  Machi Line


I must say I am very happy about all the tops I’ve made and will be making.  To me it’s not only been satisfying but the fact the fabric is nice and everything fits makes it very rewarding too.

Until next time, be creative!


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