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May: Summer Whites


Summer Whites

We've had some random snow storms in Ohio this month, but yesterday is was 85 degrees and 80 the day before. I HAD TO TURN ON THE AC LAST NIGHT. It got me thinking I need to start working on the things I want to be wearing this summer.

(Now I know, I've still got a bag to make for this month...Edited to add- IT'S DONE!)

For May's #letssewthistogether, we're sewing summer foundation pieces. Tops and bottoms in white that will pair with those other bright and bold pieces in our summer wardrobes. A white tee. A white button up/down. White cropped pants. A classy white jean jacket. Pull the whites from your fabric library and Let's Sew Them Together!

And bonus!! LA Finch Fabrics is sponsoring May's sewing session! Josie has a 6 yard case of knits we'll be giving away to a participant. (International sewers welcome, shipping charges due.)

You can use any fabric you've got that's mostly white to sew with us, but we're giving bonus points for using Finch-sourced materials and there will be a bonus prize ($10 UpCraft Club credit) for one random participant. 

So pull out all your white (or mostly white) fabric. If you don't have something in your stash already, show our sponsor some love and check Finch's stock first-

Sew it together. Share it. Win some Finch.

We look forward to sewing together with you.


Jen and I both wrote inspiration posts! Find them here and here.


Round up time!

Meg (@cookinandcraftin) tagged 2 gorgeous white linen tops! Meg is always so classy; she's totally one of my idols.

Read more about her Liesl and Co Classic Shirt and her Closet Case Kalle on her blog.

Laura Sinkbeil (@laurasinkbeil) shared 2 fresh new white sews as well, and both happen to be from Hey June Patterns!

Everything Brittani (@untitledthoughts) sews is jaw dropping. Check out all 3 of these amazing sews.

Like, whoa, right?

Isn't that the most elegant Charlie Caftan you've ever seen? Brittani teaches a workshop for Charlie; if you're down around New Orleans, check her workshop schedule out!

Ellen (@ellen.mchugh) hacked a Made by Rae pattern and then wore it to her 20 year renunion! Bravo!

We got some sneaks of a few projects in the works-

Theresa (@imsewciallyawkward) was working on a tank based on a rtw version. Katie (@domestic.t.bliss) had a Seamwork Mesa planned. Saritha (@samlovestosew) had a lovely bright white mystery sew left to finish.

We were in awe of these hand-basted pockets by Anne (@anne.makes.things) which are obviously perfect on her layering shirt.

Anne also sewed an embroidered tank using the Kate pattern from Tessuti.

How perfect is this striped top by Sonya (@handmadebymrsk)? She says Constance is a go to for her. I'll be checking that pattern out!

Lauren (@rosegardenln) managed to NOT DYE the thrifted fabric for her Cleo skirt and IT IS JUST STUNNING. (I used all caps here, because hello! this is a big deal, folks! Check her gorgeous blog and you'll understand what I mean.)

Stephanie (@stephaniesews) said she was easing into sewing white (many folks are somewhat opposed to wearing white!) by starting with a gray and white Lark tee.

Check out Jen (@makerheart)'s sleeveless Cheyenne. I mean she modeled it #greigewall style! #bestillmyheart.

Brianne (@bricrafty) joined in again! Her Farrah in swiss dot is summer in a nutshell. 

Whitney (@whitney.makes) shared a pair of makes. A win on the Driftless, but not so much on her Plaintain.

Oh, and hey! Andie (@sewprettyinpink) almost forgot to tag her make. We're glad we didn't miss this!! More on her incredible caftan in her post.

It's no longer a mystery; Saritha (@samlovestosew) finished her Becarra! So classy!

Check this gorgeous spread by Sonya (@handmadebymrsk)!

And last, but not least is Gwyn (@clever_colleen)'s rainbow coverstitched Artic racer tank (Harristar patterns/shop closed).

Thanks everyone for sewing with us! And special congrats to Andie, who won the fabric bundle from La Finch Fabrics

ETA- A summary of my Summer Whites makes can be found here.

Earlier Event: March 15
Mid March-April: Bags
Later Event: June 1
June: Florals