Altering:   taking apart a whole or part of a garment, making adjustments and sewing it back together in the same style to make it fit better.  Millions of American women can sew (30 million is the word on the street) – but its safe to assume that most of them hate to make fit alterations to an existing garment.

Refashioning: taking apart an existing garment and re-sewing all or parts of it back together to give it a different look. Most American seamstresses love to refashion. Also referred to as upcycling.

To me altering and refashioning are two sides of the same coin!  Since I discovered the joys of refashioning some years ago, a few distinct ideas have gelled in my mind about the different areas the art of remaking clothing has settled into.

1. The Bespoke ReFashioner:

This category is personified by Junky Styling, a UK business, somewhat inaptly named, I think. The bad news is that it seems to be closed. The first time I came across it, I immediately ordered the book which chronicles the “Junky Styling, Wardrobe Surgery” journey into saving items from landfills. They (sometimes literally) turned existing garments upside down to create couture worthy items. Did you ever think this jacket was once a trench (they call it a rain mac, being Brits and all)? While some of their styles will probably not end up on my back, their bespoke-on-it’s-head look is admirable and inspiring.

JunkyStylingBook JunkyStyling

2. The Everyday ReFashioner:

I use the word “everyday” because of lack of any other appropriate word. This sewer recycles items to be worn in daily life, so they must fit her lifestyle. Beth Huntington of Renegade Seamstress personifies this style of refashioning clothes – she is a kindergarten teacher and her clothing reflects that! Isn’t that how it should be? The content of Beth’s book consists of taking ill-fitting and outdated clothing from thrift shops and hitching them up, fitting them, maybe combining two items, and sewing them up into stylish, updated daily wear.  I enjoyed reading Beth’s commentary in each chapter on how sad looking clothing called out her name. She writes refashioning tutorials for eHow.com, and provides a link in her blog posts. Beth has presented webinars for Burdastyle on refashioning clothes – a feather in her cap!

 RefashionBook RefashionBook2

3. The Boho-Look (Sometimes Goth-Look) Refashioner:

This group, in my estimation, consists mainly of the younger sewing demographic; which is not to say that people my age are not part of this group. The example here is the content of the magazine Altered Couture by Stampington publishers. The magazine contributors seem to be inspired by the fabulous fashions of Anthropologie, as are the rest of us.

AlteredCouture3

Pages of Altered Couture

Pages of Altered Couture

Anthropologie Catalog

Anthropologie Catalog

4. The Fast Turnaround, Whiz Bang Refashioner:

Marisa Lynch of New Dress A Day comes to mind. Her aesthetic is as follows: dash-to-Goodwill, whack with scissors, pin, sew … and wear. Always, with great results. And, she has authored a book! Check out her blog – Marisa’s exuberance shines through the posts!

NewDressADay

5. Self-Wardrobe Refashioner:   And then there’s me. I don’t set foot in thrift shops because my own closet is the best thrift shop ever, or my daughters hand me something that they do not deem worthy of hanging in their closets anymore. Anything outdated is checked out for possible refashioning before discarding. Before a refashion, I have a good Q&A session with myself. Do I still love the original, outdated as it is? Is the fabric worthy of refashioning? Will I honestly be able to update the style? Here are some befores & afters.

Slide1

JCrew original on the left. Hacked at right

Original

Before

 

After

After

Original cardi

Before

photo 1

After

 Then the eternal question: What will I do with all the unsewn fabric in my stash if I keep upcycling my closet?

Can you think of more distinct categories of upcyclers? And, where would you list yourself, if you do happen to refashion clothing?

Well, I suggest that we all keep upcycling our clothing until it’s impossible to do it. But about the fabric stash………….

Here are some lovely refashioning blogs I follow on social media:

Refashion Co-op

Refashionista

Happy Sewing! Think happy re-sewing thoughts!

Samina

A recent dive into my fabric and pattern stash turned up this blouse pattern designed by the fabulous Peggy Sagers owner of Silhouette Patterns, plus some red pleated fabric purchased together, waiting patiently for me to re-discover them. This duo goes back to the turn of the 21st century – 14-15 years ago. Yep, the new pattern envelope has live models and everything (click on the link above). I told you I bought the pattern, oh, probably when it was first published.

Pattern&Fabric 34

The pattern includes two views. A tank top drafted in a B, C, and D cup. The second view is the pleated top, which had my full attention because there is just one pattern piece! Glorious and intriguing! A total of 3 construction seams for the pleated top – one side and two shoulder. The fit of the top lies in spreading properties of the pleating – therefore, this view is best made in a pleated fabric. I made a wearable muslin first in a cotton lycra which did not stretch enough, forcing me to add two gussets (wedges) between the two side seams. I lost the 3-seam aesthetic right there.

IMG_1691 IMG_1692

The pleated top pattern has a multi-size pattern for regular misses sizes, and another one for 14W through 28W. These size ranges are also helpfully identified as S, M, L, XL. A wee bit of confusion started to well up in me, and I measured the W sizing on the tissue (for the finished measurements), figured in the fabric stretch and traced first the Medium for the cotton/lycra muslin. after the muslin I cut out the L for the pleated fabric (see next paragraph).

The pleated fabric, it turns out, “stretches” far more than the cotton/lycra. Regardless, I went for a size L to make the red top.  The L is boxier than I want and the armholes are larger than I want. I could have used the medium size and the pleats would have stretched enough to get a good fit without looking too stretched. Note to self: Add to “fix list”.

Layout

 The fabric: It took me longer to research how to sew with pleated fabric than it took to actually sew it. This kind of Fortuny like pleating is permanent, which can only mean that the fabric is synthetic. Permanent pleating does not take” in natural fibers like silk and cotton. Mr Mario Fortuny is said to have owned the secret to permanent pleating with silk about 100 years ago – and took the secret to the grave with him. If his design house knew the secret, they did not divulge it.

When sewing this pretty red fabric, I found out just how synthetic it was. I used a sharp microtex machine needle, and still felt that the needle was sticking and the stitches were not quite right. But I got through the three seams OK. The top needed to be worn! No occasion, I just wanted to WEAR it.

side seam

Cutting: Laying out the fabric was not too fiddly since the pleats tended to stay “together”. I just needed to make sure that they were evenly together when the fabric was laid out. Weights and a rotary cutter worked best. There was no need to mark anything. I did make the length longer to give the top a tunic-like vibe. But looking at the photo, it seems to be cutting me in half. Additional item for the “fix list”.

Prep: The only prep for sewing needed was applying fusible tape to the shoulder seams.

taped shoulder

 Sewing it together: I used a modified zig zag, almost-straight stitch for shoulder seams and a straight stitch for the one side seam; since this is just one pattern piece with 3 construction steps (not counting the serge-finish), it went fast. Finish the edges with a serger (neck, armholes and hem). Sew shoulder seams and then the one side seam. I kinda liked the way the hem edge was already cut in a scallop, and left it as is. Done. Fair warning: the pattern does not ask you to stabilize the shoulder seams, nor does it detail tips for working with pleated fabric. For that, I consulted my collection of sewing literature, especially Sandra Betzina’s More Fabric Savvy, which had a photo of this very same top.

Unrelated thought: there should be a college course called “Sewing Literature”. (“I have to study for my Sewing Lit exam”).

Full

 The pleated top has been worn several times already and it does not look too bad. However, the following fixes will need to be made (isn’t that why we sew?):

  1. Take in the sides; and make the next version a smaller size
  2. The above fix will make the armhole higher
  3. Apply red bias binding to armhole; the serged finish of the armhole is not that great.
  4. Shorten top length by chopping hem at least 3 inches.

Your turn, readers! Anything else you can suggest?  If you’ve made this pattern already, what are your thoughts?

Samina

Dear Readers, did you ever read the fascinating history of Coats and Clarks‘ 200 year timeline back in 2012? You must! I love it when centuries old established companies live in the 21st century – so of course, Coats and Clark has a sewing blog called Sewing Secrets with awesome content. No, this is not an affiliated post, and I have no involvement with Coats other than using their products.

To begin, I am not making a New Year’s or any other kind of resolution. I seldom do well with resolutions. Remember the sewing room revamp resolution a year ago? Fail……………. :(

But I do make sewing lists, and there are things on my 2015 list which are sorely needed to fill holes in the wardrobe such as pants (an eternal black hole) and some spring attire. And, there are things so much fun and so impractical that I’ll definitely sew them in 2015.

Leaflets - Copy

Enter sewing leaflets from Coats and Clark from the 1930s called “Smart Cuts to Sewing”. Propelled by a fascination with western fashion’s past, I will go ahead and make the items in my set of leaflets – one by one. The leaflets pictured above include some items that would be easily integrated into one’s 2015 closet, but not the others. Today I’m asking for suggestions from you to modernize them.  To help me keep my word, all I’m saying is that by the end of the year, I hope to be able to make them all.

First up, publication No. 580-A, circa 1934: Frilly Jabot with Collar.

IMG_1675

IMG_1676 IMG_1677

How will the really cute, frilly, food-stain-magnet, white organdy jabot created 81 years ago fit into my wardrobe in 2015?  I’m all about stylish, but wearable & practical apparel. Here are some options I’m considering:

  1. A ruffled bag. Make the jabot in fake leather, eliminate the collar, add a zipper to make it a handbag or clutch!
  2. Sew it up in a drapey, sheer fabric, printed or solid, attach to a matching blouse, and press down the ruffles so they’re not quite so — out there. Voila! A neckline appendage which is more 2015 ….. and age appropriate?
  3. Let the ruffles have a raw edge. The original ruffles have a folded edge. They’re bias, so no fear of fraying.
  4. Make fewer but wider ruffles.
  5. Any other ideas?  Need your help, readers! How can this jabot be fashionably au courant?

Would you also join me in making this appendage? Oops, I mean jabot.

Samina

I am a fan of Claire McCardell, the post WWII designer who is said to have “invented” modern American Sportswear as we know it today. Her designs are classic & utterly wearable today. As well, they have a unique quality which makes them intriguing.

Therefore I am beholden to Julie Eilber of jetsetsewing.com for adapting this tube-like wrap by Claire McCardell. You can find the downloadable pattern on WeAllSew.com , a blog by BerninaUSA.

Original McCardell Side

The original by McCardell fits snugly around the shoulders. The adaptation is a quick sew… which I did…. in an afternoon. I “hacked” Julie’s pattern to make the neckline look a little more like the original McCardell. Plus, my impatience in wanting to put this over my head as soon as possible, made me eliminate a few things.

This is how my sewing process went down:

  • I chose a thin soft-but-scratchy, grey raschel knit (with some lurex) which IS a knit but is stable, and does not ravel. Raschel knits do not stretch as much as the recommended sweater knit, but mine stretched just enough.

fabric

  • A grey polyester/lycra was pulled out of the stash for the lining but I decided to make it without a lining. That impatient monster again….
  • On the downloaded pattern, I extended the neckline upwards to make it “cowl” (used as a verb here) a little, like the original McCardell.

Pattern hack

  • I stitched the two side seams with a modified zig zag, pulled the wrap over my shoulders, liked what I saw after a little bit of tugging and pulling in the right places.
  • For the neck and hem edges, I simply stitched a zig zag 3/8” away from the raw edge and left it at that. Trying to pink the edges made them shed fibers.

In making this wrap, I questioned its wearability and comfort. I mean, how does one deal with a wearable which pins your arms to your sides? When McCardell designed the original, America had not seen anything like it, and the wrap sold out in a short time. That many American women can’t be wrong. They weren’t. The wrap is extremely wearable, I can move my arms easily – well, maybe reaching the top shelf would be a problem, but I’m willing to pick my wearability battles. I like to think that if this piece restricted the wearer’s movements considerably, Claire McCardell would not have put her name on it.

I don’t do strappy dresses or cocktail parties, but if you do, this wrap is perfect for an event where you won’t need to lift your arms too much above the elbow, except raise a glass.

Julie has another way to wear this wrap; pull it up around your neck and it’s a cute scarf!! Also, check out the hack of her own pattern, to resemble an Eileen Fisher poncho/wrap.

I want to make this again – in a sweater knit and lined – as it was supposed to be. Meanwhile, I love my raschel knit version. Thank you Julie Eilber of jetsetsewing.com and WeAllSew.com! Go read Julie’s post to read more about this wrap, and to WeAllSew to download the pattern.

Front

Readers, do you think you’ll make this wrap? I highly recommend it; if not for yourself, find someone to make it for.

Just for fun, some trivia about Claire McCardell:

  • She actually entered the fashion industry as a fit model.
  • As a designer, she trained her models to have a somewhat slouchy, shoulders back, hands-in-pocket, casual stance that came to her naturally.
  • She’s an alum of Parsons School of Design (yes, that Parsons, the school made famous today by Project Runway).

Samina

Hi readers!

This post features an item I made 2 years ago, and about which I wrote a couple of blog posts for the American Sewing Guild, where I was employed at the time. You can find the posts here and here. The original collar was featured in “Gifts You Can Make Yourself”, a book from the 1940s which my mother was gifted as a young married woman, before my siblings and I came along. I grew up with this book and it has always been on my parents’ bookshelf and now on mine, in all it’s shredded glory.

3 book 4 inside cover

I remember my mother knitting cardigans and vests featured in the book for my father and grandfather.

8 dad vest 7 gramp cardi

I’m told that this cable knit baby shawl was made when my parents started their family.

9 baby blanket

Yep, my mom was a prolific knitter in her day. I guess that knitting gene morphed into the sewing gene in me.

Skip to 2012 and I decided to sew this lace collar from the book. The difference between the original (top right in the left photo) and my version is twofold; I used a wider lace which made the collar a little bigger in size.

5 collar variations 1Finished collar

Second, I skipped the folded binding at the neckline and stitched on two rows of a rayon binding inside the collar. You can also see the hook and eye I attached at the ends.

2 closure

The way I’m wearing it here, the hook and eye is not used. In the “wearing of the collar”, it was handsewn to the v neckline of a black knit top, and this is the result. I wear this a lot!

Mama Mirza Collar2

Now a word about my photo.  Thanks to Brian J. Campbell who shot the portrait. Also, Brian is my awesome, brand new son-in-law. Go see his website.  Photography is his after-hours dream job.

Happy Sewing!

Samina

Merry Christmas to all readers who celebrate!

1 Original art 8 Final

For your sewing enjoyment, I am directing you today to a post I wrote for the online magazine MasalaMommas. I hope you enjoy it. The inspiration for this project is Angelina Jolie’s bridal veil; for those of us not paying much attention to Ms. Jolie, her veil was embellished all over with her children’s art. Click on the link above to see the picture of the original veil on People magazine’s website.

So, go ahead and read the instructions, and let me know what you think. It was easier to do than I at first thought. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays! Hopefully, I will be able to come back soon to my weekly blogging schedule!

Samina

I’ve learned a lot of sewing lessons from Sandra Betzina through classes, videos and books. With her Today’s Fit line of Vogue patterns, the guide sheets capture the essence of Sandra. It’s as if she’s talking to me personally. Like, urging you to take your “honest” waist measurement; my favorite piece of advice was Sandra’s suggestion for those of us with protruding tummies to go ahead and make these tight pants because we’ll be wearing longer tops anyway. Vintage Sandra.

Copy V1411

What’s so great about Vogue 1411  (Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina), other than the fantastic, on-trend style and seam details? Simple. Even with my bumpy, lumpy silhouette, they look good; as Sandra says in the guide sheet, these pants are “very flattering”. They are close fitting and make my legs look deceptively long. Did I say they have great seam details? And…they fit certain criteria that women my age are looking for: comfort. It’s extremely difficult to find elastic waist, knit pants which do not look like one has given up on life. People, Vogue 1411 are knit pants with an elastic waist, and are super flattering and fashionable!  Er, yeah, that’s me trying to emulate the Vogue model. Are you laughing yet?

Here’s how the making of V1411 went down:

The muslin:  I chose view A because of the looser bottom leg. As the pattern says, both views have the same fit above the knee; they differ in width below the knee. For the muslin (this is one of the times I really wanted to make a wearable muslin) I cut out size E, going up to size F at the sides and top – just in case. But straight E turned out to be the perfect size. Its empowering to know that I fit into ONE size.  The muslin was made with a leftover piece of knit from another project and quickly made to gauge the fit. A “front guide” piece is provided in the pattern so that you do not have to sew the seam detail just to gauge the fit. This muslin became lounge pants, because I was not about to wear emerald green pants beyond my front door.  Picture below shows the crotch seam pinned to bring it down from size F to size E.

Trial 2. reducing width

Main Fabric, Life Curve and Silver Lining:  Onward with the “good fabric” pants. Gray ponte knit (shown in this post) from The Fashion Sewing Group (Nancy Erickson, owner) was used.  At this point, life threw a curve with my mother ending up in the hospital. This is how I was pulled away from the half cut gray ponte knit for a couple of weeks. That is also the reason blog-writing was ignored for about 6 weeks. I’m sorry. A fabulous silver lining to these events: my daughter #2 getting engaged!!! Getting back to the pants…..

Pants complete

Sewing the seams: I just want to say that the triple stitch recommended by Sandra, has never received such a workout in my sewing machine’s 25 years. The stitch was used throughout construction, even the topstitching. Oh, the topstitching. There’s miles of it, but so worth it! Be warned that there will also be a lot of trimming away the seam allowance after topstitching. I used a stretch twin needle for topstitching the seams and the hem. The seams thus achieved a ridge-like look and became prominent and defined.

Trim the seams Seam detail

The elastic waist: I ran over to the closest fabric chain (not Joann’s) in my area to buy the 1 ¼” elastic. Well. The elastic aisle was thoroughly disorganized and I had to “make do” with this fabulous magenta elastic from Dritz. Too bad it had to be hidden. Next time I’ll consider using it by itself as a waistband.

magenta elastic2

The hem: this was done simply by using strips of fusible tape to turn up the hem. Once the hem was fused in position, I pulled out the stretch twin needle again. How exactly does one do an even twin needle hem being sure to catch the edge underneath? You can either thread baste a line and straddle that line with the twin needle; or you can use my “touchy feely” method, and use your finger to feel the underneath edge of the fabric – I get a perfect hem with my touchy method.

Hemming Hem

The next pair:  The next fabric contender for Vogue 1411 is a tan/black double sided wool knit. Maybe I could use the black side for the smaller pattern pieces at the knee? The recommended fabrics on the pattern also include stretch wovens, and after I’ve exhausted my new knit pant obsession, I will be pulling out a couple of stretch wovens from my stash. That should see me through another pant-sewing drought in the future….

Readers, please tell me if you have already made this pattern. If not, I highly recommend it.  Maybe you have another go-to pants pattern? I’d love to know about it.

Samina

Almost three decades ago, in 1986, I lost my maternal grandmother, Ayesha Rahman, at the age of 82. She was originally from Hyderabad, India.

In September 2014, I lost a dearly loved aunt. Her name was Jady Rahman (Ayesha Rahman’s daughter-in-law), age 85 from La Jolla, California; she was the picture of health so her death came as a shock to our family. She was originally from China.

May they both rest in peace. I’m remembering both today by talking about something I made for each of them, using my sewing and crocheting skills.

IMG_1578 Ayesha Begum (1924)_HR

Back in the 70s, my Mom urged me to make something for my grandmother Ayesha, who was a handwork enthusiast herself, and was a thoroughly creative soul. She’s pictured above as a young married woman in the 1920s. I watched her embroider things, using stitches I did not know existed. I have a vivid memory of her embroidering flowers on a pillow cover, using twill tape (wide twill tape) instead of embroidery floss!! That was fascinating, and of course she let me try my hands on her project. Beware of a future blog post on this handwork technique. In 1973, my gift to her was this triangular crocheted shawl in very 70s colors; the yarn was probably wool because the shawl looks pretty matted and felted today. We still possess this shawl and use it for my mother, age 89. Maybe I’ll get to use it some day??

Anees&Jady in Louvain (1960)_HR Cropped Jady Apa_1

In 2012, after a very long time in the works, I finished a dress for my aunt Jady (pictured above somewhere in France in 1960), along the lines of a couture dress in lightweight maroon silk taffeta. I think in India they call it shot silk. Couture, because that is what she appreciated. She was picky about the fit and the muslin went back and forth in the mail several times. In La Jolla, she led an active life and would have put this dress to good use. She gave me a dress she owned and loved, to copy the fit and style for her. I used knowledge gained from Kenneth King’s class on Pattern Review to copy her original dress. She had purchased the fabric in India, and had stored it for a long time – a true non-sewing fabric collector. I underlined the dress in silk organza and lined it in Bemberg Rayon; the zipper was hand-picked. In the picture you can see it on my dress form which is a much larger size than Jady was; the back of the dress could not be zipped on the form, hence the wonky look in the picture. I am proud of my aunt for appreciating the finer details of dressmaking, and am proud that I made a dress for her. I am prouder that her work was dedicated to cancer research.

Samina

Hi Readers,

Today, I’m going to send you over to the Masala Mommas site to read my newest post.

In September my post included instructions for making a “batwa” (butt-wa). It’s a drawstring pouch but a little different in the opening and closing. The secret lies in a teeny tiny stitch at the sides …. well, I’ll just have to send you there for the tutorial. Click here.

NOTE: This is one of the best scrap busters ever!!

Batwa

Below is a picture of my own maternal grandmother Ayesha, holding a black velvet batwa with the Taj Mahal embroidered in metallic silver. My grandma’s cute but I can never take my eyes off the batwa. The picture was taken in the 1920s, probably ’24 or ’25. The pouch was passed on to my mother who allowed me to play with it A LOT. The inevitable happened and the batwa sort of disappeared from my life. Probably disintegrated into shreds. Tsk.

Ayesha Begum (1924)_HR

The other picture is of small batwa pouches I own; they’re not antique but looks like they’re made with really old silk metallic fabric. This is the look of the traditional batwa.

2 Inspiration

So go ahead, read the post on the Masala Mommas site and let me know whether you’ll be trying your hand at making a batwa. Sew it by hand while watching TV and you’ll never be able to stop at just one.

Samina

photo 1 Front door in V8979

And I like it!

After all the delays, the pondering, the color-bleeding batik fabric and sundry life-stuff thrown at me, I have finished Vogue 8979. The batik was a long time occupant of my fabric stash and I was totally willing to use it as a wearable muslin. As it turned out, I am taking away the “muslin” designation and am finding this top very wearable.

So here are a few new thoughts about this pattern.

  • When making a new-to-me pattern, I usually follow the designer’s lead and make it exactly according to the guide sheet. Unless there’s a step which is beyond my comprehension. And that’s what I did with 8979.

Front

  •  The finished project pretty closely resembles the illustration on the pattern envelope and I am thanking the sewing gods profusely.
  •  It’s described as semi-fitted; it turned out closely fitted in the tummy/hip (aka spare tire) for me, even after careful comparison. According to the finished garment numbers printed on the pattern tissue, I should have been OK in the stomach/hip area with size 16; but I had to let out the side seam. So, see tip #2 below.
  • I’m glad I kept the back zipper. The neckline is low enough that I could have skipped the back zipper, but I’ve saved that change for the next version.

Back

  •  Speaking of the neckline, it is a tad lower than I usually wear. Will have to work that out in the next version of this top, or forever wear a camisole. The selfie below shows a more modestly pinned up neckline….

Front selfie

  • It ain’t Easy/Facile as marked on the envelope. I’d love to know what the pattern company’s guidelines are for Easy/Facile patterns.
  •  I’m not sure why the pleats on lower left are hidden, after all that work. My next version will have these pleats peeking out.

Pleats

  •  Don’t want to seem stupid or anything, but the attachment of the right back neckband (below) took me 24 hours to fully understand and execute.

Upper back

  • Front left neckband is very fiddly at the lower point to get neatly done. But its do-able. Next version (and there will be one) is going to see the two neck bands interfaced.

Front right band

  • Speaking of next version, how about this double faced silk jacquard found in my stash? It’s a muddy olive green on one side, and a muddier mustard yellow on the other.

Double sided silk

More September Sewing Tips:

Sewing Tip #1:

Mark finished steps on guidesheet

Guidesheet

Maybe it’s advancing age, but I am now circling construction steps on the guide sheet which pertain to my view only, with color pencil, then checking off that step in another color when complete. Saves me a few seconds to see where I stopped at the last sewing session. Why did I not think of this before?

Sewing Tip #2

 Measure the Flat Pattern

Pinned

This may seem obvious but it bears repeating. Rely on the printed finished dimensions AND measure the flat pattern in the torso area, AND yourself before cutting out the tissue. Just in case, cut out the next size in that area. It can always be taken in.

Sewing Tip #3

Tighter Armhole Required for Sleeveless Look

Right front in process

The fronts (left & right) and back are the same pattern piece for all views in Vogue 8979. With the sleeveless view, A, the armhole should be made smaller and higher by adjusting the paper pattern. Move the cutting line at front (left & right) and back underarm point to at least 1” inwards, and at least 1” higher.

This top is a welcome addition to my closet! Sewn any new-to-you patterns lately? Let’s have it in the comments section!

Samina

 

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 696 other followers