Happy Monday! I've decided to blow off these winter blues with a sweet little spring/summer top made from a vintage pillowcase and a piece of pink stretchy knit while learning a new sewing technique! French seams :) They are oh so pretty and leave such a beautifully finished seam that I'm not sure why I haven't tried it sooner...oh right, fear of the unknown. But, as one of my resolutions is to conquer new sewing territory, I'm diving in!
The pillowcase is the same one I used for the ABCs and I had also thrifted a piece of pale pink knit fabric a while back that matched up almost perfectly.
Here is the final piece. I think it is a success! It really is a very simple top to make and the perfect project to learn new techniques on. It is a basic taken up a notch, I feel, by the little extra touches here and there. I'm seeing this getting a LOT of wear this spring and summer :).
And the best part of all of this? I still have some pieces of the pillowcase left over!!! I'm thinking I'll customize a pair of cutoffs by adding patches to the pockets and hemming them with these leftovers...never to be worn as a matching set, however! I don't do that...pinky swear! AND I'll probably still have more left after that, so any ideas on what I could make with it? Do share :)
You can find the step-by-step tutorial over here at my blog if you're interested in how I cam up with this. And there you have it :) Hope you like this one! Let me know if you do...