Began with Deer & Doe Datura top. Changing the pattern pieces, I made one piece front/back bodice pieces. Added a placket, bias tape bound neck and arm holes. Shirt tail hem. Anna Maria Horner Field Study print in Rayon. I definitely need more of this rayon in my life!
I've made this one before, but i really wanted one in chambray. I also used every opportunity to include handmade details: pocket bags, facings with bound edge, hong kong finish on the back seam. Simplicity pattern 2226, which I've done a sew-a-long for, you can read about it here. [Chambray is Slub Chambray Light in Indigo by Robert Kaufman, purchased at Hawthorne Threads]
This cardi started out based on a cardigan I already own. Used this lovely sweater knit. It's soft and comfy, for me, the perfect cardi. Now I need more!
It's been fun, and I'm tired! Now I wanna make quilts and bags and fun little things. I've really felt like this was such a positive opportunity for me though. I feel more confident in making clothes for me, especially when working on the fit. I know each of the things I've made so far have been ones I will wear again and again and I'm very happy with that. Thanks for hanging out!