In the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of travelling overseas for a few weeks at a time, both times during the cooler months of winter. My husband and I love to travel and see as much as we can when we travel, so I normally try to plan out a strategic wardrobe that will fit into one suitcase and can be washed and reworn frequently. This typically means LEGGINGS. So I finally made some… And they were an adventure.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of really incredible fabrics lately, but I think that this one really earned the spot for most luxurious fabric I touched in 2020. This fabric is amazing! While I love the lightweight, easy to work with, cool and breezy wonderfulness of cotton lawn in general, I’m often surprised to hear people get REALLY hyped up about it. I just don’t ever understand quite why? Sure, it is lovely, but is all that excitement really necessary?
Does it ever take you an eternity to sew something up, even though you’re super excited about it? That was me with this top! I picked out the pattern and the fabric months ago, and have had them ready and waiting to go… But time sensitive holiday sewing took precedence, and work got more demanding than usual, and by the time I finally got this thing together Texas Snowmageddon happened and I went into personal and professional survival mode while we weathered the storm… But I’m finally here! I made my Pepper Top, I love it, and I’m excited to share it with you today!
Is there anything more lovely and romantic than Liberty fabric? I’ve admired it from afar for quite awhile, but this was my first time working with it. It is definitely worthy of all the hype that it receives! I went all in with my first cut of Liberty fabric – a top for me, a dress for my Mini, and a couple of ridiculous matching accessories to top it off!