I have a few rules for myself:
Don’t wear navy and black together.
Don’t sew clothes with quilter’s cotton.
Don’t wear red and black together (BOO UGA)
And readers I have broken #2. I’m such a rebel.
When I bought this fabric (Heather Ross Mendocino Seahorses in Natural) I had ZERO intention to make clothes with it. One of the biggest mistakes I made when I started sewing was making clothes in quilter’s cotton. I planned on making a passport cover and a HUGE beach bag for my cruise that I went on in March. I got the passport cover finished but never got around to the beach bag. So I still had 2 yds of this fabric sitting in my stash.
A few weeks ago I decided that I was in desperate need of Me-Made tops. I thought about participating in Made-By-Rae’s Spring Top Week but it coincided with final exams so that didn’t happen. I came across this Vogue Pattern at a sale at Hancock fabrics and I thought of the seahorse fabric I had sitting in my stash.
I didn’t have quite enough fabric to make the pattern as it was intended so I did short sleeve and shortened the length of the tunic by about and inch and a half. When I was finished except for the hem I tried it on and it was a little tight around the hips so I opened up the side seams by 6.5” from the bottom. I like it a lot and I’m thinking about adding some beading around the neackline.
As for breaking my own rule, this particular quilter’s cotton was super soft and I love wearing it 🙂