I'm so excited that summer is finally here!
If you read my post on Me-Made-May, I participated on a very small level. I didn't post photos of me in handmade clothes every week. In fact, I only did it once! After I wrote that post, it was hard for me to keep up! I didn't have enough quality garments to get me through without wearing something more than once. Too many of the handmade items I have either 1) are not weather appropriate, 2) too dressy for everyday wear, 3) did not fit me the way I would like it to. So my goal for the summer is to make simple tops for everyday wear. I find that I do not do as much sewing in the summer because I am outside either working in the yard or enjoying the weather! So simple projects are better!
Right now I'm working on Dana Marie Designs - The Right to Bare Arms. It is a super easy sleeveless top or tunic pattern. I'd also like to try her other sleeveless top A Little Something Xtra. But I have to buy some bras with a criss-cross strap first! Both of these patterns are available on our website. Click here to view our selection of Dana Marie Designs patterns.
I also sewed up Grainline Studios ever popular Scout Tee. I used a cotton lawn scrap from my stash to test out the pattern. I would like to try it with a knit fabric too.
Another pattern I've been dying to try is Pamela's Patterns Favorite Bias Skirt. I plan on using a printed linen from May's Julie's Picks. Isn't the print fun on this fabric?! Sorry, it isn't available anymore but you can find a lot of other linen options here.
Lastly, I am going to try my hand at pants. I've talked about making pants in previous months posts, but in the process I've been having a hard time getting them to fit in all the right places. So I bought Palmer-Pletsch Pants for Real People. I have another one of their books, Palmer-Pletsch Fit for Real People and it has been a lifesaver! Fit for Real People does not talk about pants too much, so I decided to buy the Pants for Real People. Last year I made myself a few shorts for the summer. I wore them and they were fine, but compared to RTW, they just aren't right. I get a lot of sagging in the crotch area along with some other weird issues! So on days that I have a little bit more time, I'm going to work on fitting pants.
I will be blogging about all of these projects as they come up, so stay tuned for details on all of these upcoming projects!
What are your sewing plans for the summer?