With summer and warmer temps officially upon us, it was time for a small wardrobe refresh. Though I haven’t been out of the house except for our weekly grocery run and a take-out run here and there, I still find myself “dressing up” for WFH each day. However, the hot weather, and our reluctance to use our AC, meant a pair of comfortable, WFH-appropriate shorts were in order. I received a pair of Everlane’s Easy Chino Shorts just in time for a review, along with their newest handbag addition, the Lunchbox Shoulder Bag.
It feels a little surreal to be celebrating Memorial Day – while March felt like an eternity, the past few weeks have flown by. For those who are in the fortunate position to take part in retail therapy, there are several great sales that have kicked off already! I’ll continue to update this post as the week progresses.
In the spirit of #memademay2020, I wanted to share some sewing & knitting projects I have been working on, along with those queued up for the rest of the month. I know I’m a bit late to this as it’s mid-month (side note: I feel like time is flying by so quickly these days). I’ve worked on a few things already, so I’m technically not too behind!
All of these are beginner-friendly, so I hope this list is helpful for those who have picked up sewing as a new hobby during this time. For me, it was a little overwhelming to figure out where to start with what patterns, especially when some of them are so similar. There really is no right or wrong way to go about it, as it’s ultimately about practice – but I hope this project list is useful for anyone looking for entry level sewing projects.
Above: Elizabeth Suzann Nashville HQ
Though I only discovered Elizabeth Suzann a short 8 months ago, I am saddened by the news yesterday of their downscaling of operations, detailed on Instagram here. From the outpouring of comments, it is clear that Liz and her team have helped inspire a movement of sustainable, conscious style. I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to own several of Elizabeth Suzann pieces, both new and pre-loved, and to even visit their HQ and operations in Nashville.
Back in February (how long ago this feels), I took my 2nd sewing class with Workshop SF to learn how to sew a simple boxy top, Shirt No 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing. This is a great, beginner-friendly pattern for a wardrobe staple that I’ll easily get a ton of wear out of. Since that class, I’ve made a few variations and wanted to share what I’ve learned so far.