…provide the perfect opportunity to wear a new outfit!
Yes! I finished the Esme Top to accompany the Owyn Shorts (both patterns from Lotta Jansdotter’s Everyday Style). The fabric is from last month’s visit to Purl Soho (1-1/2 yards of Watercolor Linen in Lilac Bark – $31.20). I think Marc smiled when I told him I’d used 30 dollars of fabric to make this. I couldn’t tell for sure though since my back was turned.
My Monday afternoon knitting group includes a few seamstresses. It was especially nice to debut this first handmade outfit with ladies who “get it”. The pattern really does fit me well (I made the XS with no modifications), especially the top – y’all the darts are perfect! I’m thinking I might add an inch or two the shorts the next time – if only to have a second pair that doesn’t look exactly like the first.
Because my next project is another matching set (different top, same shorts) in another linen (cream, not grey/pink … but still, I’m pretty sure Marc couldn’t notice the difference). I promised the group another debut next week!
Vera and I have been chatting offline about all the sewing inspiration happening in this little corner of the internet (she called us out on Friday :-). I’m happy to be part of it (no FOMO here)!
Hope your week is off to an encouraging start!