It was a long winter here in the Midwest, but spring is finally here!
And with spring comes Selfish Sewing Week from Rachel at Imagine Gnats and the Spring Top Sew Along from Rae at Made By Rae. I decided this year I would make a Bess Top from Imagine Gnats. I have made one of these tops previously and I love it. As soon as it was finished I was planning to make more. The top is designed to be made from woven cotton fabric, similar to quilting cotton. Making it super simple for a novice garment sewer. Although I will admit the wrap around sleeve it a little challenging. But the pattern includes lots of great pictures which help a ton. The pattern comes with three versions a shirt length, tunic length, and dress. For both tops I decided to make the shirt length, but then decided to lengthen the pattern a bit, so it is probably more like the tunic version.
For my current version I decided I wanted to try to use knit fabric for the front of the shirt to make it a little lighter for the hot summer months. I Also decided to square off the neckline a tad. I could not be happier.
Calvin and I had a fun late breakfast (*bribe*) and went to a local park to snap some pictures.
Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming. It’s gonna be a good year!