I picked out this beautiful, cream lurex sweater knit with ideas of an oversized comfy cardigan that I could wear at home throughout my 12-week maternity leave. I couldn’t decide between my go-to cardigan pattern, the Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan, or trying out a new pattern in the form of the True Bias Marlo. So naturally, as I decided between those two… I settled on a two piece lounge set that has nothing to do with cardigans! Classic.
I have this weird romantic fascination with big, billowy linen beach pants. Normally, in my head, they are white linen, but when I saw this “warm sand” color, I thought it would be perfect for my big beachy dream pants, but also a warm enough color that I might be able to extend the wear a little bit into autumn without looking super silly in my big white linen pants!
It took me a long time to realize that making basics could be fun. Party dresses and novelty prints are my jam ALL. DAY. LONG. But solids and basics… Not so much. I always felt like I wanted to solely spend my sewing time creating beautiful special pieces and I was more than comfortable supplementing my closet with store bought basics. The longer I’ve been making my own clothes, though, the less inclined I feel to buy anything at a store. I feel proud to wear things I’ve made, and I find that no matter what, I reach almost exclusively for the me-made items rather than anything I’ve purchased.
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.