Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In The Pink

One cure for the winter blues (at least for me) is to sew something in a cheerful spring color that I don't have to wait for spring to wear. (I really wanted an outdoor photo and the weather is warm enough but the wind is blowing up to 30+ MPH.)

The fabric is from the Kona Colorworks 2 collection, one of my favorite fabrics. It's a fairly substantial 100% cotton yarn dye, tight weave, very stable and and a dream to sew. I bought this piece from eQuilter several years ago. You can still find a few of these fabrics at Patrick Lose. I do a search every couple of months to see if they've come out with Kona Colorworks 3 yet.

The pattern is (mostly) New Look 6963 with sleeves from another shirt pattern. I have made it several times and I'm starting to feel a little bad about being stuck on this one pattern but it's a great shirt to sew and to wear so I'm thinking there will be several more.


  1. Nice! There's a lot to be said for TNTs and making "uniform" pieces that you know feel and look good on you. I start dreaming about spring colors around this time of year, too. Right now, I'm a little hung up on green and trying to figure out something green to make.

    1. Oh, yes, green is a great color for this time of year. I have a couple of green things to sew (see the second post after this one) Not a really bright, exciting green but still nice greens. But I haven't decided yet what I want to sew next. It might be the fruit print which will be [sigh] another NL 6963.