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Made by a Fabricista: Sewing Some Summer Color


Hi again all!
I hope once again, this finds you healthy, safe, and content.  This year has been weird, right?  Normally with my August blog post, I am sewing some transitional items to help with the upcoming fall weather.  Not this year!  This year, I decided to grab some of FMs gorgeous linen and make something summery.  I think yellow is such a fun and happy color! 
 

This linen is so lovely.  It's very high quality with the designer's marks woven into the selvage.  How often do you see that anymore?  

When I ordered this fabric, I immediately thought dress, but after getting a hold of it and doing some thinking, I decided to make a couple of tops instead.  A dress would have been fine, I just didn't want to line it nor did I want to wear a slip underneath.  This summer has been SO hot and SO humid, the lighter weight and fewer layers, the better.  


I had been eyeing these two patterns I used for quite some time.  The top with sleeves is a pattern by StyleArc.  This linen seemed to be made for this pattern.  It went together beautifully and I really like this top in this pretty fabric.  


This cami, is a pattern by Sinclair Patterns.  This literally went together in less than 2 hours from taping the PDF to clipping the last threads.  I love how this linen gracefully falls from the bust line.  


This yellow is one of those fabrics that is reorderable, meaning it's still in stock if you are interested in purchasing!  You can see it here: European Linen in muted yellow and black

If florals aren't your thing, then here are some other really nice choices Linen Fabrics 


I am sure I will wear both of these tops a lot for the remainder of the summer.  

Take care, wear your masks, and stay home and sew!

Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. Both garments are just perfect. They yellow is just the right shade. Could you share the name of each of the patterns you used... I didn’t see them in your post, just the name of the pattern company. Thanks very much

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  2. That linen is really pretty in the cami. Great choice.

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  3. Super cute tops Sue, and so perfect for the height of summer. I am still making summer clothes from bright, colorful and happy fabrics too! We will definitely get a few more months of wear from them.

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  4. Oh, I've been hoping someone would snag that linen--it's such a great print. I love the ruffle, and the cami is perfect for the sweaty hot!

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