This week I finally got around to making myself something new for #memademay!
This linen top is a new pattern in the 2/2015 issue of Ottobre Design. It’s the first thing I’ve sewn from this issue and I absolutely love it. I’ve never had a linen top before and I had no idea how cool and comfortable the fabric would be. The fabric is actually a linen blend from The Fabric Market. It has a tiny bit of polyester which gives it a slight sheen and reduces the wrinkling a little.
The design of this top is really interesting. It’s meant to be a bit tight around the hips (the linen doesn’t stretch, mind you). At first that bothered me. But then I noticed how nicely the top draped and bloused above the hips. It’s perfect. There are also 3 pleats on the left shoulder. A very nice touch.
Have you ever tried to photograph yourself??? It’s not easy. LOL.
Anyway, have you noticed that our giveaway this week is also an issue of Ottobre Design Magazine? You have until Monday night to enter, don’t miss it!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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You know I love a good organizer. Here’s a darling mug organizer that a reader made. Joy from Joy’s Jots, Shots & Whatnots sewed it up and It’s awesome. It’s different from my Mug Caddy in ways which I think some people might like. There’s no binding and there are interior pockets. It stays on with ties instead of elastic.
Get ready to make your new favorite “Do Everything “ tote! This FREE Oslo Craft Bag pattern has got all the insider tips and tricks from master bag maker, Sara Lawson, of Sew Sweetness.com. Sara’s tutorials are so amazingly ease…
It’s time for our monthly mini quilt pattern for November and I’m sure you are going to love it! Not to be funny but I am so very GRATEFUL to Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane for designing this beautiful little quilt for us! 🙂
I love your top! I’ve been taking part of Me Made May this year and have realized how many gaps I have in my wardrobe that need to be filled. This pattern is going to have to go on my list of spring sewing I think! 🙂
Hi, love linen too !! I just made a jumper for same fabric. Does Ottobre magazine have separate patterns or are they all over laid?
Such a petty shirt! I love the pleats on the shoulder–were they hard to do?I’m always intimidated by things like that.
I think it’s so much fun sewing for ourselves, but sadly it’s the last thing that ever happens. I always find an excuse to do one more thing that ‘needs’ to be done. I’m going to try to do one wearable item this week. Thanks for the inspiration today.
Julie @ Pink Doxies
I would like to try this pattern
I would love to make this top. I have some super soft linen, pre washed and ready to be made into a simple top. This is perfect.
Can you buy just this pattern from them or do you have to look for the magazine it was in?