Hey there! Happy May! May in Florida is typically blazing hot, but we have had some unusually cool weather (highs in the 80s instead of the sweltering upper 90s). No one is complaining over here! It really has been beautiful! This cool weather allowed me to put on my jeans (jeans in May is usually unheard of in Florida) and snap a few photos of my newest make!
I’m sure you all have heard of Kelli from True Bias, and have seen a handful of her patterns. I had sewn all of them (blogged here and here), except for her Sutton Blouse. (I’ve even sewed her newest pattern, the southport dress, but I just need to finish the hem on that one. Why do I procrastinate finishing those last details?) Well anyway, it was time for me to choose a pattern to sew for the Indie Sew blogger team and I couldn’t resist trying out Kelli’s Sutton Blouse! Her patterns are layed out very professionally and come together so nicely!
I had just a very little bit of rayon challis leftover (from sewing the southport dress) and saw that was a recommended fabric for the Sutton Blouse. I didn’t have enough fabric for the pattern, so I made a few modifications. I shortened the front and back hem by 2 inches (really, this was because of my lack of fabric, but I like the length the shirt finished at). I used some leftover chambray (from these two projects here and here) for the yoke. And I finished the bottom hem with the tinniest of hems to preserve as much length as a I possibly could.
I really like how this Sutton Blouse turned out. The fabric is amazing. It is so lightweight and breathable. It’s from the imagine gnats shop (Rachael just started carrying a ton of new apparel fabric). It’ll be perfect for our hot Florida summers. And the loose drapey style of this shirt is just perfect!
What have you all been sewing lately? Any summer sewing plans?
The Sutton Blouse pattern was provided to me by Indie Sew as a part of their blogger team. As always, all opinions are my honest and true opinions!