Thursday, October 19, 2023

mySewnet Embroidered - Made for Mermaids pattern

I found inspiration for this top from a women's retailer.  It was a beautiful sweatshirt with lots of embroidery and puff sleeves.  I knew I needed to recreate this look.  I am so happy with my top, it turned out even better than I had hoped.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Don Shorts in Linen Blend

It is still hot and my shorts needed a refresh, so I brought out my Georgia Portfolio  Don Shorts pattern and pulled out a linen blend from Joann Fabrics

I made the more basic version of this pattern to go with my royal blue vest  and this time I wanted to make the version with the big pockets

The construction of the pockets is very interesting and the Don Shorts  go together quickly.  I shortened the rise on my royal blue pair but I did not on this pair.  After one wearing, I took these shorts to my sewing room and redid the elastic and the rise.  I took off 1/2 inch from the rise and then used 1-1/2 inch elastic, first time was maybe 1". This was a big improvement and I love how the shorts look and feel.

These pictures are from the before elastic.  Fabric is a nice line blend from Joann fabrics 

Paper Theory Olya Shirt

This pattern has been printed out for a few months and this fabric from Minerva was the perfect choice for the Olya.  Now I have to admit I was on the struggle bus with this pattern and the instructions.  I made some notes on what do do better next time and you can read more about it on the Minerva site

Anthea Blouse with embroidery from mySewnet

I purchased this stripe fabric from Joann's and knew it needed some embroidery.  I went with a design from the mySewnet library which you cand see her

I changed the colors just a bit for the look I wanted, more of a transition to fall

The pattern is the Anthea Blouse (made a couple times before ) and for this one I eliminated the front closure and added back slit.  The Anthea had all the elements I wanted in the blouse but just needed a solid front for the embroidery design.

I like how it turned out and the fabric was perfect for embroidery.

Union St. Tee - My Favorite T-shirt Pattern

I am not sure how many times I have made this pattern but whenever I want to make a t-shirt this is the pattern I reach for.  That pattern is the Union St. Tee by Hey June and the fabric is a knit from Minerva, which I purchased the same time as the tencel for the Donny Shirt in a previous post.

I didn't have any ribbing to match so I decided to go with a big contrast and I love the results.  Just adds a pop to the neckline and perks it up.

Here are my other Union St. Tees  You will see on my earlier versions I favored the scoop neck but now it is exclusively crew neck.