For the 1st time in quite a few years, we’re not making Make 9 plans. Oh we’re still making lots of sewing plans, but have found that the Make 9 model doesn’t fit our flow as well this year. However, you can still expect lots of sewing posts, some plan din advance and some spontaneous!
Let’s start with the skirt, of course! This is the Sandbridge Skirt pattern from Hey June Patterns. Yes, we’ve made it many, many times before with no plans for stopping. Although we’ve hacked it many times in the past, for this one, the only changes we made were adjustments for a tall body. I can’t wait to see how pretty this canvas gets as it naturally frays on the hemline.
The fabric is from Minerva, and it’s not only easy to work with, but gorgeous too! This canvas did NOT disappoint, and I just know it will stand up to tons of wear. When I go to the effort required to make a complex, involved pattern, I insist on using good quality fabric so that it hols up to lots and lots of repeated wearing. After all, who wants to spend more time making something than they do wearing it? (See my review on Minerva here.)
I found this canvas great to work with in every way. I even used it for the pockets as it is not too thick or bulky. During wearing, it creases nicely along my body, just as your favorite denim skirt will do.
The shirt is the Granville Shirt from Sewaholic. One reason I chose this shirt is because of the beautiful seam lines in the back, creating a fitted shape. It’s hard to see that detail because I used navy textured cotton from Alyssa May Designs.
I’m pretty sure this is the 1st time we’ve shared about fabric from Alyssa May Designs here on the blog. We’re excited to have found this dear lady’s shop, she is a true jewel. And she brings in high quality fabrics at very reasonable prices. Watch for more makes from her fabrics in the future!
For these photos in my greenhouse (brrr, it’s cold outside, but the veggies are still growing in here!) I styled it these two garments with leggings. In summer I’ll just top it off with a tee, and I’ll be good to go!
Skirt Pattern: Sandbridge Skirt pattern from Hey June Patterns
Skirt Fabric: Gingko print canvas from Minerva
Shirt Pattern: Granville Shirt from Sewaholic
Shirt Fabric: navy textured cotton from Alyssa May Designs
Leggings: Mountain Pose Pants from Hey June Patterns
Shoes: Danskos (similar)