Sew Paradise

I haven’t sewed in a month!

eek! Deep in the dog days of Summer and I’m not sewing. Well, I am now. After two weekends off with family, I’m back for two more before taking off yet again. Last night, I traced out the Megan Nielsen Perfect Nursing (and maternity) top.  I also traced my own size of Christine Jonson’s A-line skirt and bell sleeve wrap, with her new “drape cardigan” alteration. I should be able to whip those last two out in an hour, together! Maybe yet tonight, even.

I’ve been trying to get my kids to bed earlier. But they resist, and since I nurse the little one down in his Ergo carrier, like right now, I’m often stuck at my desk (if I move around too much he can wake) for an hour or more while he nipper-naps.

Unlike every other season, I sew summer up til the weather man says “fall weather is on the horizon”. So I’m still sewing summer. And there’s still much summer to be had.

That being said, the new BurdaStyle arrived. In this present issue, I like the:

  • Drape cardigan. Can’t get enough of these.
  • Cape. I have four. I probably don’t need another, right?
  • Ruffled top. They show it in woven silk. I’ll make it in knit and leave the edges raw
  • From the last issue, I like the entire vacation spread – the skinny knit pants, the asymmetrical hem skirt, the dresses, the shortsuit/romper, the casual knit jacket. But I’ll probably sew the wrap top as it has an underlayer that I can modify for nursing, and the skirt, which looks fast & fun. The problem/joy with BurdaStyle is that I want everything. And have time for maybe one or two, and actually sew only a half dozen or less a year.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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