Turkey Tracks: May 9, 2018
I am well on my way with garment making this year.
I probably can’t wear something I’ve made every day for the whole month of May yet, but I am not far off. I can probably do it if I wear things multiple times. I LOVE sewing clothing.
Looky, looky at new additions to my wardrobe:
Grainline Studio: The Morris Blazer: The coral knit is not very stretchy. I’m still figuring out where I fit between a 12 and a 14, especially with tops. And I’ve learned I do better with a 12 in a top if the knit is stretchy. This garment fits, but only just. So I wanted a sleeveless layering piece to go with. I will make this adorable jacket again for the fall in a 14.
Grainline Studio: Willow Tank top. Pattern also extends to a dress. I used double gauze and LOVE this top. Will wear both pieces with either a jean or natural skirt. Or, stretch jeans. AND, I will be making this one again and again for this summer. Overlaying it with a garment shirt would also be lovely.
100 Acts of Sewing Dress No. 3:
This is my second dress from this pattern. This pattern is very…big. Cheryl Rodriguez (my sewing teacher) and Becca Babb-Brott (see her Etsy store Sew Me A Song) have helped me to tighten it in the right places and to redraw the neckline and shorten the sleeves. I just finished this one last night. Our Maine spring runs cool to warm, so I can wear various types of white t-shirts beneath it. Or throw on a pair of leggings. The fabric is Essex Linen.
Here is a close-up of this gorgeous steel grey and cobalt blue fabric:
And you can see how pretty white sets off the fabric. I will get a lot of summer wear out of this one for sure. So pretty too with my Ka Ora silver bracelets–see earlier post.
I am cutting out accumulated fabrics now and will have a sewing marathon when I get home from my quilty retreat to the Franciscan Guest House for Mother’s Day weekend.