Years ago I tried sewing and for some reason it just didn’t click with me. I think part of the reason was patience and time, and even the fact I found it to be slightly tedious. But after seeing all the hand sewn clothes being made and shared on Instagram for #memademay2019, something rekindled my desire to try sewing again.
As posted earlier I jumped on the bandwagon and made several tops, all of which I absolutely love. I have really been enjoying using the Shirt No. 1 pattern by Sonja Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing and have plans of making four more tops in a Robert Kaufman linen cotton blend that I’m head over heels in love with.
The prints and solids are part of the Robert Kaufman Essex Line and Balboa Lines that I just purchased from Hawthorne Supply Co. All the fabric has been washed and dried, and the only negative is the terrible fraying on the solid fabric. I know fraying is a common issue with this type of fabric so French seams will be a must.
I am also planning to make Indygo Essentials Slight Sleeve Top and Tunic out of Debbie Maddy’s Machi Line