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How-To: Flutter Sheer Top


It’s August! I can’t believe it. The summer is almost finished, and I haven’t been to the shore once. I hope to solve that problem soon, but before I do, I need to create a little something I can wear over my bathing suit while I stroll around beach. 

If you’re also in need of a quick style idea for the beach this summer, head on over to Bernina’s We All Sew blog for my Sheer Top project. The free sleeves and hemline are perfect for the hot coast, letting in the breeze to keep you cool.

All you need is a couple yards of sheer fabric, some ribbon, and trim for the edges, and you’ll be ready to stitch. For the version on We All Sew, I made the top about hip-level, but you can make yours any length by simply elongating the pattern. For my next version, I think I’ll be creating a V-neck that dips both in the front and the back. If sheer isn’t your thing, you can always make this from another light-weight summer staple. It would look lovely in lace or even batiste.

See you at the beach!



How to Make a Retro Fur Capelet
This morning I woke to 40-something-degree weather–not exactly what I’d expect for April. Though my heart yearns for warmer temperatures, I’m actually still excited about chilly evenings. It’s the perfect excuse to wear a few more layers. The other day I pulled out a light-weight wool from my stash with... Continue Reading
Custom-Drafted Vest Tutorial
The boldest statements are often the simplest. Based on a simple geometric shape, this vest is easy to sew and striking to wear. Dont worry, the pattern is a breeze to create and all you need to get the job done is a ruler and a tape measure. I made... Continue Reading
Marc Jacobs Inspired Embellished Top Project
Last spring I created a top for SewStylish that was inspired by the Marc Jacobs Resort collection that season. For photography reasons, I had to go with bright colors (as you can see below), but I would love to do this again in more muted colors for myself. I’m thinking... Continue Reading
DKNY-Inspired Wrap Project
When searching for a quick cover up this spring for those chilly evenings, you don’t need to shell out tons of cash for a designer item. All you really need is a couple yards of knit fabric and a little sewing know-how. I created the wrap below inspired by the... Continue Reading
Oscar de la Renta One-Hour Dress Project
Last spring SewStylish’s blog featured a post highlighting a dress I created for their Spring 2010 issue inspired by the Oscar de la Renta dress above. The entire how-to is featured in the post, and can be created in about an hour using jersey knit fabrics. The shape is a... Continue Reading
Trapeze Dress
Trapeze Dress Project
While my site was in various states of disrepair the past couple months, I missed a few projects I created that went live on Bernina’s Sewing Republic site. The first is the Trapeze Dress, which takes less than an hour to sew and can be made to fit any figure.... Continue Reading
Sewing Republic Project – Lace Capelet
One of my projects is live on the Bernina Sewing Republic site! It’s a super easy capelet that you can complete in an hour. I initially started this project as an option for a holiday party option, but it would also work well for a summer wedding accessory. It’s made... Continue Reading
Pintucked flannel vest tutorial on SewStylish
Come on, admit it: You’ve got an old flannel shirt in your closet collecting dust right now. Well, shake it off and get sewing—turn that shirt into a cute vest. On the SewStylish blog, I’ll show you how to do it. I cut the collar and the sleeves off of... Continue Reading
Circle vest project on Threads Magazine
It’s June! Oh my goodness. I can’t believe it. Every year I feel as though the summer sneaks up on me. About a month ago I decided to start sharing projects here that I have posted on different websites and today it’s the circle vest tutorial I did for Threads... Continue Reading
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