Sleeveless Shirts – not a sleeveless shirt to be seen anywhere in my closet! They’re a nice option for hothothot summer days at work when I want to be cool but still office-appropriate. I love the Alder shirtdress I made earlier this spring and want to alter the pattern to make the dress into a top using flamingo-printed cotton lawn from Cotton + Steel.
Tanks – going along with the sleeveless shirts I’m lacking, I also have very few tank tops…no idea why or how that happened. I may be one of the few sewists that has yet to sew an Ogden Cami, so I’m stash-busting and using some metallic linen to try this pattern out. It looks so simple and easy, there may be a few more of these added to my closet this year (PS: have you seen Suzanne’s embroidered version? I’m in love, I need to try some embroidery on me-made garments!).
Skirts – again, another surprising category I’m lacking in, I used to wear skirts all the time and now I only have a handful left across all seasons. In general, I tend to ignore sewing for my “bottom half” and should start trying to add in more skirts and…eeeek…pants to round out a true me-made closet. Pants are just too time-consuming for me to tackle right now, and since it’s hot out, I want to make a Kelly Skirt with denim I found in my stash and forgot I even had, hah! I love a good denim skirt and it’s been years since I had one in my closet.
So yes, filling gaps in my closet and stash-busting with each of these projects – that’s a win-win sewing plan in my book!
Are you participating in the makealong this summer?