I do have a stack of new baby presents to make over the next few weeks (wish me luck with that!), so I am currently thinking through all that in my head, and I am also thinking a lot about sewing some clothes for myself. Clothes sewing was where I really started at a sewing machine*, my Mum was such a role model with this. I have gained a lot more skill and confidence with sewing since my teenage years so I am plotting and scheming to make a tunic or smock top that I can slip on over long sleeved tees this winter.
I was really inspired by Kate from Fox's Lane and her tablecloth dress**. I like this look with jeans, and I almost always wear jeans.
And this afternoon in my hammock I have been reading through the instructions for the Smashing Smock from the Anna Maria Horner book " Seams to Me". I will probably start with this one.
And if all goes well and I am feeling confident I might try the Amy Butler Anna Tunic.
But as I say, plotting and scheming...
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* This is not to say that I am not still a complete hack, but I do try to follow the instructions...
**Photo of Kate kindly used with her permission