Summer Sewing

 As I was perusing (big girl word) Sew Mama Sew, I came upon a post about trends for Summer Sewing. I was pretty excited to find out that I was right on point for a few of my latest projects!

Project One: Here is a big shout out to the 70's...I love a cute halter, and I don't have many occasions for them (unlike in the 70's when I looked really cute in a 6 year old). I was anxious to whip up a little something for my beach trip. My sewing machine and I have been through alot together lately...and as much time as we've spent together, it has been a little stressful. (More of that to come...) This halter was so fun and perfect for a beginning sewer.

I bought this pattern last year and I'm just now getting to it, seems to be a theme for me lately.


Project Two: A picnic quilt, pattern and fabric by Anna Maria Horner. Isn't she amazing?! We will use this for movies in the park, wrapping up on the deck on a chilly late summer evening, and of course the beach! 

Project Three: Amy Butler's weekender bag. When my husband walked by the sewing room as I was wrestling with 4 layers of fabric, Peltex and piping, he said "are you making luggage?". Um yes?! I love this bag despite the sewing difficulty. (I would rate it med-hard). It is perfect for a carry-on bag on the plane or fill it with magazines, red licorice and whatever other "necessities" you need for a weekend away.

Happy Sewing


  1. Love this Heather! Man...I wish I knew how to sew! :p

  2. Thanks Heidi...If you lived closer I would teach you:)

  3. Wow! So many lovely things! You are a very talented lady :)