Coming up with different fabrics combinations using my patterns is one of my favorite things to do. Often times I only make a pile of fabrics and not the actual project (sometimes that’s enough to satisfy some curiosity, sometimes not). I love seeing what others make too, sewing is so great in that way. Plus it’s fun to be able to combine handmade projects to really let your style shine through.
So that’s where Indiesew comes in. I’m excited about the collections they put together each season. It’s fun to see a complete package of sewing projects combined in a fun way. This summer collection is really awesome – a top, pants, a swim suit, dress, and even my poolside tote.
Little by little I’m inching my way closer to feeling successful every time I sew something for myself to wear. A lot of times in the past I’ve made something just because, or picked a fabric I really wouldn’t normally feel comfortable wearing, but in the past year or so I’ve begun to be more selective about what I spend my time making. And I think that has translated well to my closet. Bags are a whole other story though – obviously I don’t have a problem making ones I like.
I loved using this Japanese linen blend (purchased from Miss Matatabi) for my Poolside Tote, and couldn’t resist lining it with denim. Because I didn’t want to quilt this tote (see here for a quilted version) I opted for my suggested ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable stabilizer option. I do really like using it for a non-quilted version of this pattern.
Hope you’re all geared up for a fun summer! Check out the full collection of the summer goodness here at Indiesew.
And if you’d like to see a few more variations on these projects, follow along with the blog tour:
- Tuesday, May 19th: Rachel | House of Pinheiro
- Thursday, May 21st: Katie | What Katie Sews
- Monday, May 25th: Anna | Noodlehead (that’s me!)
- Tuesday, May 26th: Andrea | Knitty Bittes
- Wednesday, May 27th: Erin | Sewbon
- Thursday, May 28th: Sherri | Thread Riding Hood