I’ve had a thought to use up some of the stash – that applies to yarn as well as fabric. In fact my fabric stash is about twice the size of the yarn stash! The rule is to use patterns and fabric and notions already stashed. Nothing new other than a zipper or something extremely necessary.
I have a few pretty little pieces of lightweight gauze and batiste in the stash gifted from our favorite Fluffa Becky and thought the upcoming heatwave merited a new summer top. I selected this very lightweight gauze with the black abstract flowers as first up in the batting order. Isn’t that the best fabric? Thanks Becky!
I wanted a simple baby-doll style top to wear over tanktops (no nip slips here) and came upon McCall’s 5388 (view D) in the pattern stash. Perfect, almost. The pattern was longer than I’d wanted so I shortened the body 3" and left off the elastic at the sleeves. Too constricting in the heat. That’s it! It’s a REALLY easy pattern if you’re shy about your sewing skills, and takes no time at all.
Now bring on the those degrees!