Summer Whites

June is coming to a close and I was feeling really proud of the little collection I sewed in May for #letssewthistogether. Here's a quick summary of my makes-

  1. Foxglove tank- Only $5 when purchased straight from Baste + Gather ($12 on other sites!). I love the hi-lo silhouette. It can be sewn in knit and woven fabrics so it covers all the bases.
  2. Modified Key Largo- this simple woven top is designed with the ties at the center front seam. I moved them to the right side seam for a variation on the theme. 
  3. Pony tank with a scoop neck- Pony was offered for free last summer, but she's $12 now. At any rate, she's a great pattern and she sews up really quickly with a scoop neck
  4. Modified Matcha top (not shown above)- I was aiming for a "Roscoe" without having to pay for a new pattern. I swapped out the collar and instead finished the neckline with a long bias tie (using the marking from the collar as a guide) and voila. 
  5. Phoenix blouse- With a front and back yoke, the neckline on this top finishes beautifully without any bias. I'm looking forward to trying another version with a modified front yoke. 
  6. Jamie jeans- I didn't intend for these to be white and on theme, but I'm a very impatient person and I cannot be trusted with bleach. After several attempts to lighten some deep indigo denim that was leftover from another project I found myself completely removing all the color with Rit color remover.
  7. Lane raglan- I used woven eyelet for the back, cropped the hem and added a wide band (and even a pocket! Who am I?). Completely enamored.
  8. Union St tee- a gift for a childcare giver. I blocked a simple yoke in the back and used the same woven eyelet as above.
  9. Durango tank- completely free pattern from Hey June! You don't even have to join her facebook group or sign up for her newsletter. I think the armscye runs pretty low (it's not to hard to raise it), but I love the general style. Thanks, Adrianna!
  10. "Birkanders"- I love the general style of Lander pants, but I can't get on board with non-stretch pants, so I used the Birkin flares pattern (was actually the first pair of jeans I ever made) and just drafted some patch pockets in the style of the ones on Landers. I think these were reasonably successful (and so very comfy because spandex).

Hmmm. Five out of ten were Hey June patterns. Safe to say I'm a fan! While I managed to sew 10 garments that month, I somehow still have a very sizable stack of white fabrics. Le sigh!