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.
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.