Happy Mother’s Day! Of course I’m a little late, but that’s only because I was way too busy enjoying my Mother’s Day yesterday to post about it. I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful, relaxing day. It was glorious out here, sunny and near 70. Todd made me breakfast in bed, and the girls played nicely outside almost all day. Indeed, the weekend went way too fast.
This past weekend also included days 7 and 8 of the #memademay challenge! Honestly, I’m getting a wee bit nervous as the amount of available handmade clothing items in my closet shrinks. I’m hoping to spend some time this week playing with the serger I bought 2 years ago and have never used. I need some extra hand holding to figure out the tension on that thing. Once I have it down there will be some new Lark Tees added to the mix, so stay tuned.
For Day 7 I wore my Endless Summer Tunic, pattern from A Verb For Keeping Warm. If you ever find yourself in Oakland, CA, please make an effort to visit this shop (or find them here). Their collection of fabrics, yarns, and natural dyes are so inspiring. I love that they have samples of their own patterns available for customers to try on. I made this tunic with a bamboo blend linen that I also purchased from this shop. The picture is not very detailed due to my seated position, but you can get the idea.
Day 8 (yesterday) I wore my new favorite blouse, my Beatrix Top from Made By Rae patterns! I think Rae and I are built similarly, I’ve never needed to adjust her patterns at all. The darts fall perfectly and the fit is great. For this top I used an Ikat Indian fabric that I found on clearance at Hancock. What a score! Add some coconut buttons down the back and it’s a rather unique piece. If I were to make another Beatrix down the road I think I may skip buttonholes altogether and simply attach the buttons directly to the placket. The neck opening is wide enough so you don’t need to undo them to take the top on or off.