In the summer, I get busy in my garden, and with the back-and-forth of going up north . . . and my "making" slows way down. And . . . I'm really just fine with that! Stitching, after all, is just one - of many - leisurely pursuits for me.
But I actually finished something recently. Way back in May, you might remember I showed you this photo . . .
I was going to stitch up this top.
Months ago, now.
Finally stitched it up last weekend!
Now . . . I don't always like to wear woven tops or shirts. (I prefer stretchy knits and t-shirts for comfort and easy movement.) But I'm gonna tell you, this Remy Raglan pattern has kinda changed my thinking. When I got finished sewing, I did a try-on . . . and ended up wearing the shirt all day long! In total comfort and ease. (See above.)
Now I'm plotting and scheming to make more!
(Still needs a button.)
This pattern is (fairly) quick to make (I always hesitate to make that statement, because I'm an experienced seamstress and your mileage may vary). The instructions are clear. And there are some nifty techniques that really finish this shirt off "professionally" (all the seams are French seams, for example). Also . . . the possibilities for "playing around" with this design are endless. (Just take a look at the #remyraglan hashtag on Instagram for some true inspiration.)
Anyway. Great outcome for this top! I'm glad I finally made the time to stitch it up.
In knitting news . . . well. I'm still plugging along with the same old thing.
Slow Leisurely progress is progress all the same.
How about you? What are you making this summer?