The state of being grateful has been on my mind much lately.  I am overwhelmed when I think about how many people have picked us up and carried us over the last few weeks.  Kind words, hugs, cards, food, flowers.  Little words, small acts, so powerful.  I have felt loved and supported in a way I never imagined.  Thank you all for your thoughts and kind words.  They mean more than I can adequately express.

So.  Shall we talk sewing?  I actually finished this some time ago and didn’t get any good pictures.  I still don’t have good pics, but since when has that stopped me?  This is the Natalie top by Liola patterns.  It’s a very basic top, with a cute pleat down the front.  I’ve made this once before (Flock of Seagulls) – so I decided to vary it up a bit.  

Instead of the front pleat, I added a button placket and buttons.  On the sleeve I added the tab called for in the pattern.

Sewing was straightforward.  French seams throughout – but I think next time I will do the sleeves flat for the French seams.  And, I used my rolled hem foot!  My button hole cutter!  How did I live without these?

I’m slowly replacing my work wardrobe to all made-me and this will be a good staple.  I really like it.

My little photo bomber.  

Well, that’s it for now.  But, stay tuned.  I am thinking a lot about sewing slowly and meaningfully, as well as how to start developing my own slopers…sewing my grieving shirt made me see my clothing & craft completely differently.  I’m looking forward to the exploration.


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