A New Project . . .

. . . and it’s not a quilt!

I can’t remember the last time I made myelf something to wear (not counting bathrobes and aprons). My inspiration for making a summery short sleeve shirt can be attributed to the glorious weather we’ve been enjoying in Portland the last few weeks. That and the fact that the Dear Husband and I are taking a little road trip soon and it would be fun to have something new to wear.

Over the years I’ve given most of my patterns away but have hung on to some thinking I might use them someday. For this project I’m using a Butterick pattern that probably dates back to the 1980s. (I couldn’t find a date on the envelope or instruction sheet.) When I pulled the pattern pieces out of the envelope I discovered they had already been cut out. By me. I’ve made this pattern before — but I have absolutely no recollection of what fabric I used and when I made it. (And why don’t I still have the shirt?)

The fabric is from the “Canyon” line designed a few years ago by Kate Spain for Moda. I’ve used it to make a pair of pillowcases for the Portland White House . . .

. . . and this sweet little basket block that may wind up in a quilt someday:





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9 Responses to A New Project . . .

  1. Vickie Rooks says:

    Oh fun! Great style and fabric for you!

  2. Christine J Lentz says:

    Love all of it! No end of inspiration!

  3. Christine S says:

    Good luck! My stuff never came out right so I quit making clothing!

  4. Sandy says:

    You go, girl! You never run out of fun projects. By the way, do you know when you’ll be teaching the next Jr Billie Bag class?

  5. anna hayes says:

    Hmmmmmm…..I was just looking at some fabric I bought in Boulder, CO more than 6 years ago. I bought it to make a blouse. Maybe I am inspired!

  6. Diane says:

    Shriek!! What is a pattern from the 80s still doing in your house?? That’s 40 years old!! How am I ever going to gravitate you to my 90-day rule of use, donate or toss (excluding seasonal items)?

    Well, the pattern is cute . . . 😉

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