Summer tee / Knits, knits, knits

Finally, some sewing for ME! Last day of May, and this puppy was whipped up just in time for the Knit Stashbusting Challenge.

This might be my go-to piece for the warmer months. Quick, easy, and super satisfying… just how I like it! Pattern is the Summer Concert Tee from Dixie DIY. It’s a PDF download, great price, and was very simple to put together & follow. There is so much room for creative design in regards to fabric, embellishment, longer sleeves, no sleeves… the sky is the limit! I whipped my first tee up in a bamboo cotton in this absolutely gorgeous teal color I’ve had lying around. I only had a meter, so I didn’t know what I was going to use it for. That’s what happens when you buy something based on the color with no project in mind! I had to get creative with cutting and pattern placement, but I slashed the back portion and have my fabric running in two different directions, and it worked. I literally used almost every last scrap of this fabric to make the tee work. So glad I did because I’ve been wearing it non stop! More to come as soon as I can load up on more knits. Stripes, florals… yum.


MMJ: Day 22

I’m getting a little behind in my posts, but better late than never. My outfit for yesterday, day 22 of Me Made June was definitely a cheater outfit. I had a cute skirt selected, complete with new strappy sandals, and then I awoke to rain, rain, and more rain. Added to the fact that it was cold out, and that I had two minutes to make a wardrobe change before leaving for work, and this is what I came up with.

** after seeing this photo – I realize the tunic top needs some altering. It was another clearance rack find ($4!), but it definitely needs to be brought in a little bit at the sides and armpits so that it looks less sloppy! **
The goods:
Infinity scarf – Me Made!
Eyelet tank – Old Navy
Jeans – Warehouse One
Sandals – Roxy
Earrings – Le Chateau

Hours worn:

Places visited: Work, dinner with bf.

Main activities: Working … watching the NHL Awards on TV… not by choice :)

Wear again? Yes! I’ve worn this scary so many times and love it more each time. It’s so fun! 

I also have a dress cut out of the scarf fabric that I need to get around to putting together…  It’s this Cynthia Rowley pattern, and I’m interested to see how it will turn out. Just as soon as I feel brave enough to tackle an invisible zipper.

I really love working with jersey. It’s simple and forgiving, so you can’t go wrong. Next up on my list is a few of these necklaces, in a bright coral!