When this fabric hit my inbox from Minerva about a year ago, I had a lightweight black blouse in mind immediately. However, when it arrived, I began to wonder where my head had been when I chose this fabric. I am absolutely a prints person – bright florals, animal prints, even silly novelty patterns, I’m your girl! When I do choose a solid, it is typically something bright – or at the least, something shiny. This was none of the above. A solid black cotton voile – soft, lightweight, and lovely… but not bright, not colorful, not printed. What in the WORLD was I going to do with this?
While a bright red, white, and blue color palette has never been quite my style, 2020 left me feeling less boldly patriotic than ever. this 4th of July I’m sharing my thoughts on 2020, being a US citizen, and my new Ashton Top (made for celebrating the 4th of July) on the blog today.
I’ve got another blog post live over at Minerva today! I am very excited to share this one with you guys – I made this Jarrah Sweatshirt back in the sweltering Texas summer, but now that it has started to cool down it has really proven to be a great piece in my wardrobe!
It’s RECAP time! I sewed up SIX stash fabrics over the last two months, which I’m super happy about! My July sewing seemed a little slow, as I started my first ever pair of jeans about halfway through, but once I powered through that awesome project I was very productive throughout August! I had the luxury of taking some time off around my birthday, and just sit in my sewing room for an entire day and make stuff, which I haven’t done in many many months. It felt so great, and was the perfect birthday gift to myself. I also brought you guys in on the birthday fun by hosting a pretty awesome giveaway!! It was a super great couple of months, and here’s the outcome: