I feel like there is a subset of the sewing world that is entirely devoted to linen. I mean, people LOVE this stuff. I’ve never fully understood – it isn’t that I particularly don’t like linen, but I have just never been head over heels for it the way many people seem to be! Admittedly, this was only my third linen garment but still… I just couldn’t figure out what all the fuss was about. So I was excited to try out this fabric (which I chose for the print and colors, not the substrate!) and see if my thoughts would change.
It’s SWIM WEEK over at Raspberry Creek Fabrics, and I am so excited to have been a part of the blog tour this year. Sewing my own swimwear has been a goal of mine for quite a while – it feels like such an intimidating thing to tackle! Back in 2020, I took some direction from Gretchen Rubin and created a “20 in 2020” goal list. Sewing my own swimwear was included in that list, but of course, the summer turned out to look VERY different than I’d anticipated and the idea totally lost its luster. So when the opportunity came to be a part of the RCF Swim Tour this year, I jumped on it! This was the perfect opportunity for me – the deadline meant no excuses, so I couldn’t chicken out and decide that swimwear was too daunting. And the amazing colors and prints in RCF’s swim line this year meant I was THRILLED about what I was making!
Since I was young, I’ve mainly built my wardrobe on bright neon colors and big, fun prints – usually florals. However, I’ve always really loved the simplicity of a good black and white stripe. Two of my all-time favorite sweaters that I’ve owned, both of which are still in my closet today, were black and white striped. I love that it is a combination of a classic print and classic, neutral colors but it still offers something a little more bold and interesting than your solid black or white.