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.
When this fabric first caught my eye, I immediately pictured big, wide leg palazzo pants, flowing in the breeze while I sat poolside with a drink in my hand at an all-inclusive beach resort. I’m not sure the beach resort and poolside cocktail are in my immediate future, but I knew at the very least I could make the pants in that vision come to life!
I’m back for round three of my bi-monthly recaps! I did a little better sewing up stash fabrics in May/June than I did in March/April, but still not quite as good as in January/February. I still participated in quite a bit of collaboration sewing again over this 2-month period, but I am so happy to say that I haven’t purchased any fabric since my IndieSew purchase in February / March! I’m really enjoying getting to make up some of my fabrics into garments I’ve had in my brain for awhile, and shopping my stash when I want to try a new pattern. This was a bottom heavy couple of months, with skirts / pants / shorts making a big bang in my handmade wardrobe. Without any further delay, here’s my makes!!…