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!
Spring is coming! Raspberry Creek Fabrics is ready to welcome in the green grass and warmer weather with their Spring Fabric drop. I had the pleasure of participating in sewing along with the 2020 Fall Fabric release, and I had such a hard time choosing which fabric to sew because they were all so great. I was surprised to find I had an even harder time choosing this time around! The fabrics released to the website on Monday – if you haven’t had the chance yet, head over to the RCF website and take a look at the Spring line of Club Fabrics. They are lovely!
I’ve really been on a roll with knits lately, but when I saw this beautiful flannel I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make something a little bit out of the norm! I’ve always loved flannel, but have never been drawn to wearing button-up tops, so I’ve never been quite sure what to sew with flannel! I have used flannel with a couple of other patterns since I first sewed the Camden Skirt, but I felt like this was simply a perfect pairing. I pulled out my favorite pattern for flannel and got to work!
While I don’t often buy ready to wear clothing anymore, I still hop online from time to time and see what is going on in some of my old favorite stores. I was browsing the website of one of my favorite little boutiques on our downtown square recently and saw some of the cutest sweater knit loungewear sets. Of course, loungewear has totally been having a moment this year, but most of the matching sets that I’d seen were made of french terry or sweatshirt fleece. I’d never considered using a sweater knit for pants, and I was eager to try it out!