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So much of sewing is thinking

From thinking of what to create, to thinking about pattern editing or fitting, to thinking about how to do whatever the task is at hand. So I don’t feel bad about thinking. And I count reading Burda WOF as sewing, frankly. The creative part is just as essential as the craft part, and if it wasn’t, the entire process might be somewhat less appealing to most people.

I let the baby play with my beads today and noted an old necklace found at a rummage sale as the PERFECT beads for the ruched brown gauze tube/halter top!

And the white linen pants – I’m thinking I love linen drawstring pants and even though they’re a bit more casual, they’re the kind of linen pants that I love, so I should just make them. I can always make a pair of tailored Kate Hepburn style pants in linen as well. To me, nothing says summer (or vacation) like a pair of wide leg linen drawstring pants.

The whole nautical look is in, so I’m glad to pull out a striped boat neck tee from my closet this year. Hope it’s not too large on my very small frame now.

So as I think about sewing, and think about the upcoming season, what else is on the agenda?

Asian inspired cropped kimono sleeve swing jacket with asian style glass buttons in a butter brocade.

At least one more nursing top for spring – I’m thinking the tie neck BWOF sleeveless top with a center front nursing opening with underlay. Banded hem. I have some of the raspberry slinky left….

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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