Monday, August 1, 2016

The Monday Motivation Volume 3: Summer Sewing is in High Season!

Is your summer flying by as fast as mine? I can't believe it is August already!

There is all sorts of amazing-ness in the sewing world this summer. You would think sewing would would slow down in the summer-- but I think people get motivated to sew the perfect wardrobe for their destinations. I'm certainly guilty of this, I can't count how many late nights I've had sewing up a new wardrobe item right before a trip. So rather than a theme, this Motivation will be more of a high summer round-up!


Heather has a way of making things that you never knew you really needed until she made them. Her Caftan is a case in point. It just looks so cool and comfortable.

I'm soooo excited that the By Hand London Charlie Dress is finally accessible to us overseas admirers!

Cloth habit made a video on seam taping bras... what a lovely finish for your handmade lingerie!

Sara's Helga Shirt is casual and elegant, and soaks up the gorgeous sunlight in her photos. I was so inspired that I made my own Helga... details in a future blog post.

It was so bold and generous of Megan to share how she manages full-time mom-hood and a small business. If only my juggling of mom-hood and work was half as sane!

Sew Anemone's Bird Print Bailen Top is so well fitted, and such a playful print.

I love A Colorful Canvas's thoughts on making the Sophie Swimsuit into a tankini and her tutorial for adding a back band to the full suit.


Some fabric that I've been admiring for summer makes...

I ordered linen from the The Fabric-Store for the first time this summer, and I was impressed at the quality for the price. Such a gorgeous selection of colors. I decided on the 5.3 oz and it substantial without being heavy, and very soft.

I am so in love with the digital print linens at Emmaonesock. They are pricey, but oh so lovely.

Also at the top of my stash is chambray and double gauze from Imagine Gnats. Beautiful quality, and they were on my doorstep before I knew it.


Blueberry maple jam is one of my favorite things to make during blueberry season. So amazingly delicious, and very simple.

Did you know that you can make your own Hot Cocoa Mix? I just made up a batch for our camping trip this week!